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Antibiotics, Sustiva, Truvada and loose stools

Hey!Haven't found anything about this elsewhere. I had a Nocardia pneumonia about a year ago and took Septrim Forte for six months to battle it. Last November, my MD took me off the Septrim; however, this past month he put me back on it as a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients experience minimal gut side effects from even long term use of that antibiotic. Truvada and less often Sustiva can trigger loose stools in some patients. There are a number of interventions that can be tried to help manage the loose... Read more »

Loose stool remedy?

I have 5 to 6 bowel movements with loose stool per day since starting treatment... Read more »

FROM WORST WORRY-WELL EVER TO THE BIGGEST WOO-HOO!!!! (a worry well's must see)

Doctor Bob:I have been waiting for 3 months in agonyKall the while praying everyday and night that... Read more »
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...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
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... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your... Read more »
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Worried over nothing? I hope...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with me as the bottom, ejaculaton inside my rectum. Somewhere between the first and second encounters I noticed I was having loose stools. Figured nothing of it until about the end of April. One day after work I ate some cereal and not long... Read more »

PLEASE help! Rash, no fever...worried SICK

Posted by molls1992, 4 Replies
I had unprotected sex with someone about 3 weeks ago. (stupid, I know). I know him well (not that that matters, I know)....and from what I KNOW of him, he hasn't been with anyone other than me for over a year, and is 100% heterosexual. I just had... Read more »

I am worried my 3 month test isnt accurate.

Posted by Worried12, 11 Replies
First let me say I am sorry for asking "stupid" questions. I think I have an anxiety disorder, and I will seek help when this HIV thing is resolved. I was tested at nearly 4 months, but I have heard it is possible to not be accurate until 6 months.... Read more »

Worried after multiple encounters

Posted by worriedOZ, 2 Replies
...experiencing a moderate night sweat, then about 4 mild ones, then a severe one, then a mild one and then they disappeared. Some loose stool as well. I am just really scared about these night sweats because my acts were certainly very low risk -... Read more »