Diarrhoea remains common in people with HIV and usually has a non-infectious cause. Diarrhoea can have a severe impact on quality of life. It may be caused by a number of things – HIV itself; HIV medication; opportunistic infections or malignancies. Correct diagnosis of the cause is important in trying to make the situation more manageable. Some HIV medications are more likely than others to cause problems with diarrhoea, and changes in HIV regimen may be helpful in some (but not all) cases. The article sets out a framework for the diagnosis and management of diarrhoea, considers possible therapies and sets out some priorities for future research.
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