Sep 12, 2003
after taking a prophy for 30 days for a occupational needlestick, i now have liver cysts. also my hep lvels were low and i had to have a hep booster. whats going on?
Response from Dr. Henry
I am not aware that 30 days of HIV meds for prophylaxis can cause liver cysts. The level can be irritated by HIV meds acutely so that further tests/X-ray procedures find something which may have been there already. I would discuss with local liver/HIV doc. Usually liver problems due to HIV meds will reverse once stopped (an exception might be during pregnancy when ddI/D4T have been used together). KH
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