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Southern Irritation

by Staff

This busy lady from North Carolina won’t let IBS—or HIV—get her down

Barbara Dominguez knows the GI blues. Diagnosed in 1999 in Johnson County, NC, she says, “I have IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You can get diarrhea and constipation from it. I have difficulty eating during the day so I usually wait until night, then eat. It’s easier to just be at home and deal with it than at work. If I eat during the daytime, I usually [just] eat watery fruit. ”

She’s not sure what role HIV meds play, but is watching and waiting. “I started taking Reyataz three years ago,” Dominguez says, “my CD4 count is great. But I get stomachaches and heartburn now. I’ve been dealing with heartburn at least two times a month for about two or three years now. 



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