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What Kind Of Stool Is Result Of Hiv

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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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Hepatitis C Abnormal Results - please kindly advise

What does an HCV-Antibody result of (- abnormal mean? The normal indication is suppoed to be (-). The patient does not have HIV. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If the HCV antibody test is negative, then most likely the patient does not have hepatitis C. There are a few exceptions: acute hepatitis C may not have a positive hepatitis C antibody yet. In the immunocompromised patient, the antibody may be... Read more »

WW/One of a kind kissing case!

Dr. Bob:How are you doing? I must say that I am very impressed with the work that you have done in helping and saving the lives of thousands.I am begging that you please help me with my problem, as it has been on my mind for about 6 years (on and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Just as the old song says, "A kiss is just a kiss, as times goes by . . . ."And speaking of time going by, don't you think six years is long enough to worry about this completely nonexistent problem? I absolutely agree with your... Read more »

BLOOD IN MY STOOL

Im a South African and have been on HIV meds since 2005 and take efavirenz and truvada. I noticed blood on my stool round about march this year and the doctor administered barium enema because he was suspecting that this might be a sign of cancer....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Meds unlikely to be causing blood in stool. Most common cause is an external or internal hemorrhoid followed by polyps, fissures,A/V telangiectasias, infections, and tumors. Often monitoring or sigmoidoscopy/colonscopy might be warranted to sort... Read more »

MAC in stool sample without symptoms and TCell count over 150

My husband was recently diagnosed with HIV. Except for diarrhea that he has had for a few months after a stomach flu cleared he has been symptom free. When he was diagnosed his T-cells for in the 150-160 range and his viral load was high and since...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No easy answer in many situations like this. Recovery of MAI from stool doesn't necessarily mean a patient has systemic infection requiring treatment but a further work-up is often needed (blood cultures, scans looking for significant/usuaul... Read more »
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Green Stools??? TWICE!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested negative at 9 months and after traveling to latin america, I now have green stools after having diarreah a couple of days ago and took immodium!!! i am not sure if this could be related to hiv as I took my 9 month test a week and a half... Read more »

Colon Biopsy results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been having blood in my stool and recently had a colonoscopy performed. It revealed inflammation. The microscopic finding was moderate infiltration of lymphoid cells and no Granulomata or parasites. Does anyone know if this is consistent with... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
Dear adviser,

First of all, I do appreciate your kind check and reply to my below case as soon as you have some time:

I did HIV test for my girlfriend on 27 June 2010 (Rapid and Eliza) both are negative.
she broke up with her ex on April 2010, she... Read more »