Are High Alt And Ast Indicative Of Hiv

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Chemistry Panel

...calcium in the blood. However, the amount of protein in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low protein levels due to malnutrition or wasting. Abnormal calcium levels can indicate digestive problems. Phosphorus , like calcium, is a major component of bones. Low levels of phosphorus for a long period of time can cause damage to bones, nerves and...
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RE : High level of SGOT/SGPT

Dear Doctor,My cousin got positive HIV Nov last year. At that time, his CD4+ was below100 and viral load was 3500. He did treatment of HAART (with following meds : Nevirapine & Lamivudine/Zidovudine).He tested viral load and CD4+ in June/2007 and...
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
...He has had a great response to this regimen. That said, it is likely that the nevirapine is the cause of the elevated GOT and GPT. Those are not horrible results. They are about 2 times the upper limit of normal. In most people these are tolerable Read more »

elevated alt and ast

I recently had a hospitilization for rehydration, during the tests, they found elevated ast and elevated alt along with a white count of 1.3. I am being treated for thrush. My last viral load was 750,000 and t-cell count of 5. I have no insurance...
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
...You don't indicate if a reason was found for why your liver tests (ALT/AST) were elevated and how high they were. It sounds like you have a lot going on (HIV wise). You might be having some symptoms related Read more »

elevated liver enzymes

Hi,I've been on sustiva and truvada for 14 months; viral load has been undetectable (less than 50 copies) for 13 months; Tcells were at 475 and 17% last month. Until January, all liver tests were OK. Then, in January my ALT rose to 124; AST to 48....
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
...usual for this to be caused by your HIV meds after this long. You don't indicate whether you are receiving any meds for your high lipids. Very high lipids left untreated can cause fatty liver and inflammation of the liver causing your enzymes to... Read more »

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...usually used with the ALT test to monitor liver health. This test used to be called serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase or SGOT. Bilirubin is a yellow fluid produced when red blood cells break down. High levels can cause jaundice, a... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...proteins that your body needs to stay healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and alcohol Removing waste from your blood Producing enzymes and bile that help you digest food Making proteins needed by the immune... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry working. Some of the testsmeasure liver enzymes such as alanine transaminase (ALT or SGPT), aspartatetransaminase (AST or SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...monitored. Increased monitoring should be considered for people with underlying chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or elevated levels of AST/ALT (lab measures of liver function), especially during the first several months of therapy. No dose... Read more »
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