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Some other products that are usually sold to treat constipation can also help with diarrhea. These products contain "soluble" fiber that adds bulk and absorbs water. This includes products like Metamucil, Citrucel, or other products that contain psyllium. 3. Alternative Therapies for Diarrhea: Acidophilus capsules (which contain helpful bacteria) can help restore normal digestion, especially when you are taking antibiotics. Some types of...
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Help! Son has diarrhea and losing weight

My son has been hiv+ for about 8 months and med free. For the past month he also has a bad case of diarrhea. He went to the emergency room the first week it started but the only thing they told him was take anti-diarrhea medicine which hasn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With such limited information, unfortunately I cannot provide you with very specific information. What I can do is advise you how to get it. All HIV-positive folks need to be under the care of an HIV specialist. Diarrhea is an extremely common... 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
Thank you for your post.There certainly are HIV-infected individuals who suffer from chronic diarrhea in the absence of identifiable causes. Consequently, there are times when this might be an indication for starting antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

Diarrhea but haven't any meds

Dear Nelson,I'm Mat from malaysia,I've been diagnosed positive since July-08. My current CD4 is 379 (haven't started any medication yet).Currently, I do not have any symptom related to HIV/Aids except fatigue & diarrhea.Since Dec...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Avoid:- Milk products_ Vegetables with high insoluble fiber content (broccoli, uncooked carrots, etc)_ High sugar products- Spicy FoodsTalk to your doctor about running a parasite test on your stool if you can.Try to intake more soluble fiber (there... Read more »

Diarrhea caused by Entomoeba Hartmanni

Dear doctor:I was diagnosed on Dec 2003, my first labs showed CD4: 421 and VL: 11.000, I did labs again after 3 weeks, that was in January 13, my CD4 showed: 565 and my VL went up to: 28.000. I think the raise of the CD4 can be due to a multivitamin...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This parasite is considered to be non-pathogenic (meaning not disease causing) - even in people with immunosupression. See CDC website fact sheet on th ebug at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/amebae/factsht_amebae.htmStill its presence... Read more »
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