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How To Prevent Heartburn When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to...
Ask the Experts

sex with an hiv+ man, PEP started outside 72 hour window

Dear DR. FrascinoI recently and stupidly had unprotected sex with a man almost 2 weeks ago; it was rather brief n mild, I was insertive, I used a lot lube, I did ejaculate, and I don't recall any blood on my penis after washing up. 4 days after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello M,I agree unprotected sex was anything but a wise decision and does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV.I disagree with the decision to recommend PEP four days after an exposure, based on what we know about HIV pathogenesis. I would Read more »

Heartburn

Hi Dr. Henry....I have read your article regarding this matter however, I do have one concern. My current cocktail consists of Viread, Videx(@250mg) and Isentress. I occasionally get very severe heartburn even though I try to avoid the "trigger"...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though heartburn can be linked to pancreatitis often due to other condition (including s such as use of certain irritating drugs (ie aspirin or Read more »

Massive heartburn

I am 32 year old male HIV positive for 7 years and have persistent and sometimes severe heartburn. I find that when it occurs there is a burning in my oesophagus as well as pain around my general heart area and dizziness and lightheadedness. I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Have you been checked for H pyloi infection of the stomach ( a frequent cause of heartburn and treatable). Strong anti-acid drugs such as H2-blcokers or proton pump inhibitors can be used with your HIV regimen. Although Read more »

Thank You Words - Nigerian Student 2011

Thanks for the prompt reply Dr. Bob. Your words have definitely given me the reassurance that I need to make it through the next two weeks even though I plan on testing again tomorrow before my appointment. This will make it exactly 11 weeks since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Student Feb 6, 2011Dear Dr. Bob,After my 8-week negative, I was calm for about a week but I kept experiencing symptoms such as heartburn, skin burning sensation and occassionally, upper left abdominal pain. I decided to go back and test again at... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...Are the Side Effects? The side effects of clarithromycin mostly affect the digestive system. They include diarrhea, nausea, heartburn and pain in the abdomen. Some people get headaches or rash. Very few people who take clarithromycin get these... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

...saquinavir are usually mild. Most people can take it with no problems. However, some people get nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, and heartburn. When ritonavir is used to boost saquinavir, people may experience some ritonavir side effects (see ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development of effective... Read more »
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HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
...near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better... Read more »

HIV Education and Prevention

Posted by GeorgeMaris
...Education and prevention are the best ways to fight against HIV/AIDS. The stigma and prejudices that are associated with living with HIV need to be broken down. http://hiveducation.spruz.com/ Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV Read more »

so what is it?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...see no reason to). so now i am still scared it is hiv because i really don't think it's acid reflux because i don't have the heartburn or bitter taste in the mouth that is associated with acid reflux. thank you for letting me vent. i am just... Read more »