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How To Treat Diarrhea And 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

...one of the most common side effects of HIV, intestinal infections, and HIV drugs. Left untreated, it can cause dehydration (loss of water and nutrients) and wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain you should contact your health care...
Ask the Experts

Aloe Vera, other exotic herbs and HIV

I am an HIV+ man and was reading about the benefits of Aloe Vera. I've read that it helps with the boost of the immune system and also the digestive tract. I take reyataz, truvada, and norvir contact and find that i have diarrhea more than I'd...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
... We used to use Aloe Vera in the 90's when we had no options to treat HIV besides nucleosides. It caused us to have diarrhea and GI upset and we saw no increases in CD4 cells at all. No data on Read more »

gross and grosser

I was diagnosed with HIV and AIDS four years ago when I was hospitalized with severe diarrhea. Before contracting HIV, I had been treated for irritable bowel syndrome. Over the last four years, I have had nearly continuous diarrhea, although I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It sounds like your body had adjusted somewhat to the loose stool effect that can be caused by protease inhibitors and that Reyataz has better tolerated than your earlier regimen. Chronic loose Read more »

Unexplained Chronic Diarrhea - Start Treatment?

I developed diarrhea after a round of antibiotics for a pulled tooth in August. After this, I tested for HIV and found out I was positive - 405 Tcount and 2,900 VL. The diarrhea has continued now for three and a half months. My doctor has...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...indication for starting antiretroviral therapy. Similarly, there are certain infections which can cause diarrhea that are best treated by enhancing the immune response. This is unlikely unlikely to be the case in someone with over 400 CD4... Read more »

non-stop diarrhea

I was diagnosed last October with microsporidiosis. I have less than 20 CD4's, and VL 250,000.This past month, the diarrhea has increased, and is non-stop, I've just had a colonoscopy, and am waiting for results.Is there anything BESIDES tincture of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treating your underlying HIV infection to improve your immune system is an important aspect of therapy. Albendazole helps a modest Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Diarrhea

...Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume... Read more »
The Well Project

Diarrhea

... Table of Contents Diarrhea and HIV How Does Diarrhea Affect the Body? Treating Your Diarrhea Tips for Fighting Diarrhea Supplements for Diarrhea Taking Care of Yourself Diarrhea and HIV Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

... What Is Depression? Is Depression Important? What Are the Signs of Depression? What Causes Depression? Treatment for Depression The Bottom Line What Is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder. It is more than sadness or grief. Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...nodes. HOW DOES AIDS KILL? * As the virus attacks the immune system, people become less able to fight illnesses. * Unless treated, AIDS-related opportunistic infections like pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis and candida can kill. ... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it a certain way on... Read more »

diarrhea - sign of recent infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...few weeks. I take a pill to make it go away, and as soon as I stop, it starts again. I have no cramps or anything, just really loose bowels. Could this be an early sign of hiv infection. Please, I am very worried that this may be something bad... Read more »