HIV and the Gut

So I've seriously been thinking... In October, 2015, I started to get REALLY sick. Couldn't hold food down, always nauseous or in the bathroom. Six ER visits and they still couldn't figure it out. GI did several tests, stool samples, the whole nine... still no idea. Two months later they determined my gallbladder needed to be removed.

Fast forward to May, 2016, seven months from onset of not feeling well, I was diagnosed as HIV positive. I am PRETTY SURE I was never tested for HIV and I seriously started thinking, were all my issues caused by the introduction of HIV into my system? Was I in the seroconversion phase?! Should I still have my gallbladder?!

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Marcya Gullatte's picture

I don't know if HIV has anything to do with you gut issues, but usually seroconversion has flu like symptoms. My daughter had her gallbladder removed and her symptoms we're a lot like yours. She is HIV negative.

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Marig2016's picture

Hi Marcya,

Yes im fully aware of seroconversion and this is what im speaking on. When I had all these issues going on noome ever tested me for HIV. so the question for me stands. Should I really have had my gallbladder taken out. Its obviously something I'll never get the answer to but I feel it speaks to a much bigger issue. Doctors are not asking questions or testing as general practice.

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Marig2016's picture

Hi Marcya,

Yes im fully aware of seroconversion and this is what im speaking on. When I had all these issues going on noome ever tested me for HIV. so the question for me stands. Should I really have had my gallbladder taken out. Its obviously something I'll never get the answer to but I feel it speaks to a much bigger issue. Doctors are not asking questions or testing as general practice.

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Marig2016's picture

Hi Marcya,

Yes im fully aware of seroconversion and this is what im speaking on. When I had all these issues going on noome ever tested me for HIV. so the question for me stands. Should I really have had my gallbladder taken out. Its obviously something I'll never get the answer to but I feel it speaks to a much bigger issue. Doctors are not asking questions or testing as general practice.

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The Gut

Marcya Gullatte's picture

I don't know if HIV has anything to do with you gut issues, but usually seroconversion has flu like symptoms. My daughter had her gallbladder removed and her symptoms we're a lot like yours. She is HIV negative.

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The Gut

Marcya Gullatte's picture

I don't know if HIV has anything to do with you gut issues, but usually seroconversion has flu like symptoms. My daughter had her gallbladder removed and her symptoms we're a lot like yours. She is HIV negative.

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