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Is Long Constipation Symptom Of Hiv

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Bladder infection/constipation

10 year HIV+ male, 39, CD4 constant at 210-250 range, undetectable viral load, history of anal warts with three operations. The after the last operation in Sept 2002, male started to experience UTI, tested positive to 10 different kinds of bateria...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Remeron can cause constipation and a sense of having urinary frequency which can mimic a UTI. Trying to avoid antibiotics to allow normal bacteria to return (? yogurt diet for a while) helps some patients in your situation. Flomax can help the... Read more »


Dear Docs, I have been possitive for 18 years and had my first AIDS diagnosis back in 1994. I have been on antiviral therapy since 1990 with out any breaks until this summer. Against my doctor's advice, I decided to go off my drugs for 12...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The gastrointestional symptoms you mention, including the constipation and bloating, can be due to many things. The list would include your diet, the medications you are taking, limited gastrointestinal movement or motility (which can occur in... Read more »


I suffer from constipation, I try my best to eat healthy, lots of fruit veg, drink lots of water execise 5-6 times a week still I battle with constipation. What can I do curretly on Truvada, Norvir and Reyataz...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.HIV medications aren't usually associated with constipation, though it's possible that your symptoms could be.Seems like you're doing the right things with diet and exercise. Since these efforts... Read more »

Options for constipation relief/ "miracle med" not covered!!!

I have been on oxycodone for yrs & I have constipation issues & recently I was able to get a free trial of Resistor & it worked perfectly, nothing short of "miraculous". For the first time in a long time I had relief only to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Here is information regarding Relistor from their website--RELISTOR (methylnaltrexone bromide) is indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with advanced illness who are receiving palliative care, when response to... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long before symptoms surface??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those who are infected with HIV, How long was it after exposure before the symptoms surfaced? Weeks? Months?? Years even?? Second question, What are the most common symptoms of the virus?? If someone out there could explain what they've... Read more »

How long before you can see any symptoms?

Posted by dopey33, 2 Replies
Lets say you are infected with HIV, can you see symptoms within days? Maybe 2 days? or does it take weeks to months? Read more »