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Are High Alt And Ast Indicative Of Hiv

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Ask the Experts

ALT/AST-How High Is TOO High?

Dr. Pavia-I have been HIV+ for three years. I am currently taking Combivir and Viracept. My viral load is undetectable and my T-Cells are about 850 with a healthy 34. Here is the problem. My AST and ALT are on the rise. My ALT is 80 and my AST...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear Chicago,There are many reasons for elevated liver function test (of which ALT and AST are two that indicate liver inflammation). Viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B and hepatitis C are common problems among PWHA. When we talk about liver... Read more »

High AST and ALT

Hi There, Nearly 2 months ago I was put on Stribild, after 6 weeks my blood work came back. My CD4... Read more »

High Alkaline Phosphatase, AST & ALT

Hi, I'm fully suppressed, with CD4 of 1100. My last two full blood panels have shown quite... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arrest History as an Indicator of Adolescent/Young Adult Substance Use and HIV Risk

"Juvenile offenders are particularly at risk for HIV because of their substantially high rates of risk behaviors, high rates of substance use disorders and psychopathology," the authors began. Unlike studies focusing on the risk behaviors of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arrest History as an Indicator of Adolescent/Young Adult Substance Use and HIV Risk

Due to their "substantially high rates of risk behaviors, high rates of substance use disorders and psychopathology," young offenders are "particularly at risk for HIV," the authors wrote. They noted that while numerous studies have assessed the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Miami Herald Examines High HIV Prevalence in Guayaquil, Ecuador

The Miami Herald on Wednesday examined the "many and complicated" reasons for the high HIV prevalence rate in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the "poverty-stricken" provinces surrounding the city, which as a region accounts for about 80% of the 6,000 HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Ranks High in Infant Mortality, HIV Prevalence; Experts Say Improvements Possible

Washington, D.C., is an "unhealthy city" by "nearly every indicator of disease or condition," including HIV prevalence and infant mortality rate, the Washington Post reports. The district's infant mortality rate is among the worst in the country... Read more »
Connect With Others

Highly Indicative Symptoms: PHPANC and ARSSS.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Read this. It is a must for the Worried Wells, although, unfortunately, it will certainly lead to more concern. Very disturbing...

http://hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=44894&category_id=88

http://hopkins-aids.edu/fo... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »