Please Help Doc! Elevated Liver Enzymes After Exposure
Oct 9, 2006
Hello Doc, 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 do you recommend Doctor Bob? I am very much in need of your expertise...
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to six months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.
Whatever is causing the elevation of your liver function tests, one thing that's for certain: it's not HIV. Your next step is to have your general medical doctor perform the standard evaluation for elevated liver function studies.
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