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Is Loose Stool An Early Sign Of HIV

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Diarrhea

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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Not Diarrhea...loose stool??

I have had AIDS since 1995, positive since 1986. I took no drugs for HIV until 1995. After starting Crixivan in 1996 I first started to notice wasting and lipodystrophy, especially in the face. Im not on Crixivan now, but the lipo effects remain....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Sounds like your BM's are not normal...the problem could be due to HIV effect on your intestines, side effect from antiretrovirals other than crixivan, side effect from other medications. You could have a malabsorption workup to assess... Read more »

Is what I'm feeling signs of early HIV symptoms???

Hello,I'm feeling very stressed out and was hoping that you could give me a few answers/opinions. I haven't seen a response where you have answered this. But, I'm sure that you may have before.A month ago this week, I had sex with a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,1: These are not signs of an HIV infection. This could be stress/anxiety, or something else. It is not HIV.2: At one month they are accurate and reliable, but not conclusive. Follow up with an antibody test at 90 days for a conclusive... Read more »

Loose stools, not on meds!

Dear Doctor Frascino,I was infected with HIV in December `08 and diagnosed in March `09. I currently have CD4 of 729, and a VL which has dropped form over 10,000 to 1,400. According to `resistance tests` , i have a virus which is resistant to most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,That you have contracted a virus that is "resistant to most meds" should be a warning and wakeup call to everyone reading this forum. It is indeed possible to contract a strain of virus that is already resistant to one or even many HIV... Read more »

perhaps ShamanBotanicals.com has a solution to loose stool

So many of the people's concerns or problems have been regarding BMs. Perhaps shamanbotanicals.com has a solution to the loose stool problem. I'm also addressing the person with the question about SB Normal stool Formula. This website...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thanks for the information. Shaman is an interesting company that does have some biopharmaceuticals under development for HIV diarrhea. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... Read more »
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loose stools

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can hiv cause loose stools im very nervous about it , the only unprotected sex i had was oral performed on me . i had unprotected sex for vaginal like two years ago Read more »

loose stools and nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok so here we go.......i have had loose stools now for about 2 weeks, they have not been completly runny, more like pieces (sorry i know thats alot maybe too much info) and i am on antibiotics for what my doctor thinks is a infection that is... Read more »

Yellow, loose stool continuing three weeks after PEP

Posted by Tyne2011, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,
Has anyone experienced prolonged GI side effects from PEP? I took kaletra and Combivir for 40 days total (long story) instead of 28. During therapy, I had loose stools that were controlled by loperamide. I've read on this site that side... Read more »

Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose Dietary Supplements!


Are you aware youre loosing your rights to choose? Have you noticed your choices of natural health products for optimizing your health are disappearing?

Why? Because of legislation... Read more »