Jun 27, 2001
Many people living with HIV and AIDS, like myself, are increasingly being diagnosed with "fatty livers". What is the cause of this and what are its implications.
| Response from Dr. Bartlett
Fatty liver is a diagosis of increasing frequency in persons on antiretroviral therapy. It may be a long term side effect of antiretroviral therapy, perhaps due to mitochondrial toxicity. At the currtent time, it does not appear that there are long term consequences to this observation; ie no evidence of irreversible liver damage.
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