|Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure
Oct 9, 2006
Hello Doctor, I hope all is well on your end. Thank you in advance for your attention to my inquiry. My question is as follows: My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/ Oraquick, 13 wks/ ELISA, and then again at 6 mos/ Oraquick. Now, 9 mos after exposure, my liver function tests are abnormal: ALT 71 u/l, repeat test showed ALT 77 u/l. I had an ultrasound done which was normal. Is there any way possible I may be infected with HIV despite prior testing? Should I re-test? What could be causing the elevated ALT enzymes? What do you recommend Doctor?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If this does not answer the question as to why your ALT is elevated, you should have further evaluation by a liver specialist for other causes of liver disease.
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