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Indigestion And Hiv

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oily fatty foods causing BAD indigestion

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
Anyone got any ideas?

I've been suffering terrible stomach pains, indigestion, after eating anything with even the smallest amount of fat or oil in it.

Yesterday I had an endoscopy. Immediately afterwards the specialist who performed the examination... Read more »

What else could it be?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Many people post on here that symptoms of HIV could be a multitude of other things.

I guess I am curious as to what other things they could be?

Swollen glands in the neck, armpits, elbows and maybe the knees.
Generally feeling like crap now for 6... Read more »

Am I that "1 in 10,000"?

Posted by regret99, 1 Reply
Im a 20 year old heterosexual male, live in the US. I was in Africa during the summer for a vacation where I had unprotected insertive fellatio with a sex worker and protected vaginal for 2-3 secs. I didnt know that STDs could be transmitted through... Read more »

On going symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In mid November last year I had a potential exposure. Albeit a very low risk one - a HJ after a massage. No touching of the masseuse by me or any other contact.
At exactly +6 weeks I started having bad indigestion and feelings of nausea, at +7 weeks... Read more »

anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
Isentress is a relatively new therapy. My Dr just added it to my mono therapy of Invirase (boosted with Norvir). I have been undetectable for two years on the Invirase but my Tcells never get over 300. He added Isentress. I have had bad reflux ( not... Read more »
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Thrush/Weight Loss

I recently developed thrush in my mouth. The symptoms I had were very much sismilar to indigestion. I had loss of appetitie, fatigued, and drastic weight loss. My doctor has given me a prescription for Diflucan 100mg and I see that the thrush is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Oral thrush is often a sign of a damaged immune system. Hopefully you are seeing an HIV specialist who can assess the status of your immune system (CD4 count) and viral level as well as do a general exam and assessment (such as looking for other... Read more »

Dying in India.....

Hi Dr.Young,I know there is no other alternative to HAART,As I told you earler I am recently infected nearly three months before and have GI problems as indigestion,Loss of Apetite etc... also recurrent oral ulcers,HIVES etc.I am from India and very...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question. I can appreciate the dilema that you face in India.In the US, persons with low financial resources have access several different ways to get medical assistance and medications. These include direct government- or... Read more »


On Atripla cd4 932 has constant indigestion heartburn painful ? Candida or sores in my oesophogus what anti candida treatment can I take ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You should first get the diagnosis of oral or esophageal candidiasis confirmed by a specialist, if that is indeed what is going on here. There are several medications that could be given (either orally or intravenously), and that decision is based... Read more »

So am I cured?

Well, I was diagnosed with chronic HBV 2 years ago. I tall started when I got sick, naseous, indigestion, lack of appetite. I was on Lamuvidine for almost 1 year than was switched over to Adevofir/Hepsera. Well after my last HBV labs were drawn I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Converting hepatitis B antigen positive to negative is indeed great news. It is usually associated with a major fall in virus levels and is indicative that your immune system is having the "upper hand" against the virus. The medication is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Greater Celandine

Greater celandine ( Chelidonium majus ) is a flowering plant native to Europe, some parts of Asia and eastern Canada. It is most often used as a treatment for indigestion and other digestive upsets. Its flowers are its primary medicinal component,... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary symptoms are ubiquitous in HIV disease. It is estimated that up to 93% of patients will have significant GI symptoms at some point during the course of their HIV illness. 1 Further, as HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many people think of heart... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Once-Daily '572 as Part of Initial Therapy for HIV

The investigational integrase inhibitor '572 can be taken once daily and does not need to be boosted with ritonavir (Norvir) or any other drug. '572 is being tested as part of the initial therapy for HIV infection in several hundred people in a... Read more »