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Tummy Troubles

Tummy Trouble Sore Spots

Problems with Pills

What the Pros Say

Southern Irritation

Road to Relief

Special Agents OTC AND RX

Dangerous Crossing

Tough Choices—But Hope!

Worth the Effort

Drug Trafficking

Practical Do's and Don'ts

What You're Talking About
Losing Hope (blog) (20 comments)

You Can't Hurry Love (14 comments)

I Watched Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show So You Don't Have To (blog) (14 comments)

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Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


Tummy Trouble Sore Spots

by Staff

Heartburn is pain that starts behind the breastbone and rises up into the chest, typically after meals. For some tips on how to reduce your heartburn and GERD, see “Practical Do’s and Don’ts,” page 6.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus–which connects the back of the throat to the stomach—and results in GERD’s number one symptom, heartburn. There is no known single cause of GERD, but symptoms are a result of the damage caused by stomach acid that enters the esophagus.

Nausea OR Vomiting—If caused by a drug, nausea will likely disappear when that drug is stopped. Like diarrhea, nausea or vomiting can be caused by HIV drugs or other medications and by a variety of illnesses, though the causes for nausea can sometimes be different than for vomiting.

Diarrhea—The most common illness associated with HIV. While HIV meds are often the culprit, medications like antibiotics can also cause the runs. Other causes include viruses, bacteria, parasites, irritable bowel syndrome, fatty or spicy foods and lactose intolerance.

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