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Liver Enzymes

Mar 9, 1999

Dear Doctor:

Would you tell me if repeated findings of elevated enzyme levels in the liver could be a sign of HIV infection. I've been told by several doctors over the course of 10 years that I have these elevated enzyme levels but that they are nothing to worry about. What could be the cause of this? Thank you for answering.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

During acute HIV infection for a few weeks, you can have elevated liver enzymes. To see this chronically for 10 years would be extremely unlikely. I assume you have been tested for hepatitis B and C viruses? MH

Antibody negative, high viral load

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