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Alt And Hiv

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very high alt and hiv meds

my liver enzymes are very high, I was wondering if my hiv meds might be contributing tothis issue. I am takingsustiva and combivir. I get well, don't drink or drug. was thinking about a drug holiday since me HIV numbers are up..
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing to be certain that you didn't acquire these viruses sexually. Sustiva can occasionally cause hepatitis. However, I would simply follow the numbers before doing anything. The height of the numbers is... Read more »

Increased ALT and HIV

Hi Doc,Bit of a background.Around 7 months back, I had an unsafe exposure with a female. We had... Read more »

Elevated sat and alt levels

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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...doctor identify specific health problems. Laboratory tests include: ALT (alanine aminotransferase), formerly called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase or SGPT);used with the AST test to detect liver disease. AST (aspartate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...liver health. Sometimes the ALT test is used to see if treatment is improving liver function. This test used to be called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase or SGPT. AST (aspartate aminotransferase) . It is usually used with the ALT test... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...monitored regularly during HIV treatment and in persons with hepatitis C. ALT: alanine transaminase, also called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase, or SGPT; a key liver enzyme produced in liver cells. ALT should be monitored regularly... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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