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Loose Stool During Window Period

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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
...already resistant to one or even many HIV medications, making treatment much more difficult.I cannot diagnose the cause of your loose stools over the Internet. Could it be related to HIV? Yes, it's possible. Could it be some other type of... Read more »

re: Can't get it out of my head - donation promised for an answer

Dr BobMy original post is shown below. Thanks for the reply.And an update. I've seen the gastro... Read more »

Can't get it out of my head - donation promised for an answer

After unprotected vaginal and oral with a woman about nine months ago, I've had thousands of... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...vigorous, prolonged oral sex ("deep-throating"). Avoid mouth or throat trauma caused by a large number of partners in ashort period of time. Taking Care of Yourself Any type of sexual activity with an infected person carries a risk of... Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
...receiving, anal sex in early Steptember 2010. A few weeks later my body started going crazy. I kept getting diarrhea or having loose stool. I went to pcp and tested for everything (STD) and was negative for everything. Fast forward to November... 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 Read more »

Just dont know

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...after an encounter I have had the following abnormalities: Chronic red eye Loose stools Thats about it...never had any ARS after window period, no fevers, no swollen lymphs, did not get flu like symptoms in general Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...a new risk which I haven't) but have left the option open for Hep. C and Syphilis testing at their 6 month official window period. My exposure at the beginning of December was unprotected with a Colombian female in London, her possible... Read more »