Chapter 33. Gastrointestinal Complications of HIV Disease

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine3,4,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist5 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor6,7
  1. Afshin Nasoodi MD, MRCP Specialist Registrar1 and
  2. Wallace Dinsmore MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCPEd Professor of Medicine2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch33

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Nasoodi, A. and Dinsmore, W. (2008) Gastrointestinal Complications of HIV Disease, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 4

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 5

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 6

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 7

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Radiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK

  2. 2

    Department of GU Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • gastrointestinal complications of HIV disease;
  • lower gastrointestinal endoscopic findings;
  • algorithm for approach to upper gastrointestinal symptoms;
  • idiopathic esophageal ulcers (IEU);
  • gastric diseases;
  • upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy/culture - investigation of choice;
  • lower gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV;
  • viral, fungal and protozoal infections of lower GI;
  • impact of HAART on HIV/AIDS management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History and examination

  • Investigations

  • Upper gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV

  • Gastric diseases

  • Lower gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV

  • Miscellaneous gastrointestinal disorders

  • The impact of HAART on HIV/AIDS management

  • References