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Is Chronic Stomach Pain Common In Women Who Contract Hiv

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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Chronic stomach pains

A family member was just diagnosed with HIV and has been complaining of severe stomach pains which lead to nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. My family member was told at a recent doctor's visit that there was a film covering their...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of conditions that can cause stomach symptoms (nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite is very broad so a full clinical and laboratory evaluation is needed. AIDS related infections (such as mycobacterial infections or esophageal infection),... Read more »

Chronic stomach pain/gastroparesis/nausea/vomiting

35-y.o. white male with HIV/Hemophilia A, Positive 23 yrs has intractible nausea/vomiting, abd.pain, using lg. amts. of IV anzamet and morphine to control pain/vomiting. No one can explain cause of his intestinal problem;stating gastroparesis but no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I assume you have had a complete GI workup including endoscopy/biopsy/evaluation for H pylori, endocrine problems? Marinol, Zofran, nutrition via a PEG tube all might help some patients. KH... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... Read more »
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