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Can This Medicine From a Rainforest Plant Stop Chronic Diarrhea in Folks With HIV?

Mytesi, the only treatment approved by the FDA specifically for HIV chronic diarrhea, still isn’t well known among patients and doctors.

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HIV-Related Pain

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Introduction What Causes Pain? Common Types of Pain Assessing Pain Pain Management What to Do if You Have Pain

Introduction

Pain is common in people living with HIV (HIV+). One study found that more than half of women l...

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects More Common Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking C...

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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

Learn how to recognize and deal with some of the most common gut problems for people living with HIV -- diarrhea, nausea, gas, and heartburn.

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Diarrhea and HIV/AIDS

Diarrhea is often a common problem for people living with HIV. Learn how it affects your body and what you can do to prevent and treat it.

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It Takes Guts: Probiotics and Other Strategies for Digestive Health and HIV

What should people with HIV know about probiotics, supplements or other approaches to digestive health? Take a ride through the long, fascinating tube called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with George Carter of the New York Buyers' Club and find out...

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Even With Early HIV Meds, Signs of Gut-Damaging Inflammation Are High

Even if people with HIV start antiretroviral therapy very soon after infection, there are still signs of ongoing damage to the gut, a new study reveals. "The inflammatory damage caused by HIV may not be completely prevented by starting [antiretrovira...

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Diarrhea

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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, frequenc...

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Fulyzaq (Crofelemer) and HIV Drug-Related Diarrhea

Fulyzaq is a prescription medicine used to ease the symptoms of non-infectious diarrhea in HIV-positive people who are taking HIV medications. It was approved by the FDA in December 2012. The product is a botanical compound made from the red sap of t...

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And Here Comes the Shit ... Part Three: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

I had a sleepless night, running back and forth to the bathroom. Sunday, my stomach seemed to have settled down and I took advantage of that reprieve. Bright and early Monday morning, I called the GI doctor. She was totally booked for that week and I...