HIV and liver inflamation
Sep 1, 2010
My CD4 = 410, Viral Load = 35000. Mild rashes once in a while, ALT and AST are extremely high. ALT = 430 (acute liver inflamation), high cholesterol, glucose level almost over the board (diabetes) and etc... I haven't start my medication.
What happen to me? What could be the possible outcome? Need to start medicine? Can my liver take HAART? I am scared.
Response from Dr. McGovern
If your liver tests are high before starting medication, I would certainly want further evaluation of what is causing this significant ALT elevation...
If you are overweight, then with the high cholesterol, high glucose...I would be concerned about fatty liver.
An ultrasound may be helpful along with a biopsy if your liver tests stay abnormal without an explanation.
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