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Seroconversion & raised ALT & GGT
Feb 19, 2007

Hi,

I am HIV- and my wife is HIV+. I have regular tests & we always practice safe sex.

Recently after a routine blood test at my GP they have found my liver enzymes to be raised-specifically ALT & GGT.

I last tested -ve around 3 months ago. We have had no 'unsafe' sex incidents since. My GP is unaware that I'm in a mixed HIV status marriage.

I was wondering if these raised enzymes indicated seroconverion?

Many thanks

Martin

Response from Dr. Remien

I am not a physician and thus not qualified to fully answer your question. But I do know that liver enzymes can be elevated for a wider variety of reasons, many having nothing to do with HIV. You need to discuss your concerns with a physician. I wonder why it is that you cannot be honest with your physician. This is not helpful to all involved. I strongly encourage you to disclose this information to your doctor or find a different doctor that you can be honest with.


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