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Diarrhea

What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume of bowel movements. It is frequent in people with HIV disease. Diarrhea can be a serious problem. Mild cases disappear within a few days. Severe cases can cause serious dehydration or...
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HIV meds and IBS

I've been having IBS-D for a few months now. I can't figure out if my meds (Lexiva, truvada, Norvir) or if I have IBS-D? (my VL is 68, CD4 377) I've tried diet and every most other remedy (fasting, peppermint, calcium, psyllium) I went as far as a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, leads to a pattern of symptoms that usually includes periods of diarrhea and constipation. Diet and medications that alter motility of the intestines are often tried.Certainly diarrhea can... Read more »

Imodium and Kaletra

Nelson, I am currently taking Kaletra plus Truvada and my T cells have gone up from 60 to 320 in 3 years while my viral load is undectable, but my gut has always been a problem (diarrhea and bloating at least twice a week). I am not losing weight...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear DougDiarrhea is one of the most devasting issues that impact quality of life in HIV. I am glad your numbers are good on a combo that has been shown to be extremely effective at controlling HIV. I assume that your doctor ruled out any... Read more »

Recently positive

I have a couple of questions to ask. I just found out in march that i was HIV positive. been to my doctor twice, and do not need medications as of now. I have another appointment coming up in july. I have been have constant diharea.. like 5 to 7...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Curt,Things can definitely be confusing when you are just learning about HIV. Your diarrhea can be caused by many things, including HIV itself. Since your CD4 count must be OK (your doctor has not recommended treatment), there are a few... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

Pomegranate Juice People who have not taken HIV meds for at least 90 days will drink pomegranate juice or placebo juice daily for 10 to 18 weeks to study its effect on the heart, quality of life, and HIV viral load. Crofelemer for Diarrhea... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

Pomegranate Juice Ibalizumab Intelence Crofelemer for Diarrhea Isentress in Pregnant Women Pomegranate Juice People who have not taken HIV meds for at least 90 days will drink pomegranatejuice or placebo juice daily for 10 to... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

Pomegranate Juice Ibalizumab Crofelemer for Diarrhea Intelence Isentress in Pregnant Women Pomegranate Juice People who have not taken HIV meds for at least 90 days will drink pomegranatejuice or placebo juice daily for 10 to... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

Crofelemer for Diarrhea Avandia and Serostim KP-1461 SPRING: Aptivus in Diverse Populations IMPACT: Reyataz Resistance Prezista Dosing Crofelemer for Diarrhea People 18 and older who have persistent diarrhea will first... Read more »