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Alkaline And Hiv

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HIV and asymptomatic raised alkaline phosphatase level

39 year old chronic alcoholic with HIV present with tuberculous consolidation with effusion whose CD4 count was 223/mm3 has asymptomatic raised alkaline phosphatase level. Total bilirubin and AST was twice the normal but ALT was within normal limit....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
An elevated serum alkaline phosphatase level is a non-specific finding that can be associated with liver or biliary disease, bone disease, cancers, and other medical conditions, including active tuberculosis infection.... Read more »

high Alkaline phosphate & HIV or Hbs

Hi, thanks for respondingI had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute 5 months ago.i also had oral... Read more »

Alkaline phosphatase and triglyceride

From HIV+ patients you have observed, do they usually have high alkaline phosphatase levels? Also,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Bid to Force Prison to Honor AIDS Ruling

The AIDS Law Project (ALP) was expected to file an application in the Durban High Court on Wednesday for interim execution of a judicial order forcing Westville Prison to promptly supply HIV-positive inmates with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). The... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Propolis

Propolis is a sticky substance that bees make from the sap (or resin) found around the buds of trees and other plants. This sap has natural antibiotic properties and protects the plant from infection. Because bees collect propolis from a variety of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Stop AIDS Project Unveils New Programs for HIVers

San Francisco's Stop AIDS Project (SAP) recently announced new outreach, support, and prevention efforts targeting gay and bisexual men who are HIV-positive. The initiatives are funded by a $1.5 million city Department of Public Health contract,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Two STOP AIDS Project Forums at the LGBT Community Center

Two recent STOP AIDS Project (SAP) forums at San Francisco's LGBT Community Center touched on several topics relating to HIV prevention. On Aug. 13, the organization sponsored a panel discussion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) studies, in which... Read more »
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Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been poz almost 9 years (diagnosed 8 years ago) and on meds since May '97 and have always been healthy and asymptomatic. On my quarterly trip to the doctor last week he found that my right axillary lymph node is swollen "a little to big for... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy

An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect... Read more »

Need Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My friend has taken Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine for a month. At the end of the month her Doctor found in a Blood test increased SGPT (550 U/L), SGOT (310 U/L) and Alkaline Phosphatase (1080 U/L).
In two days after a repeated test the... Read more »