HIV and high GGT Liver Results
May 6, 2007
Hi, I'm a person with HIV for 3 years now. I have regular testing done for liver damage. I use to use meth before I became HIV and now I've been clean for 3 years and I don't drink often. I've recently started having a glas of red wine at night to relax. On occassion I may have 4 beers in a night when with friends.
My GGT test results are 245 with a range showing 0-65; My ALT results seems normal at 57 and my AST is also normal at 33.
I'm worried that I have liver disease and I'm wondering if I'm being overly concerned. This GGT test result has been this high for at least 12 months and I do not seem to have any symtoms that I'm aware of. I'm meeting with my doctors to discuss a liver biopsy and wanted to know what your thoughts were. By the way I'm asking for the biopsy only because I've read that I may already be at a stage for doing so.
If I do have liver disease or some form of it what treatment should I be talking about with my doctor?
Thank you in advance,
Response from Dr. Holodniy
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