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Best Hiv Regimen For Liver Problems

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...HIV-positive people may have liver damage or stress on their livers caused by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV (cytomegalovirus), or cryptosporidiosis Hepatitis usually caused by infection with the hepatitis A, B, or C...
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Alcoholic Liver Disease and HIV

I have recently been diagnosed with two things: alcoholic liver damage (moderate), and HIV. How will my body tolerate the medications? And for how long? Are there any medications for HIV that do not need to go through the liver? Please answer...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Treatment for HIV is very important to slow down liver disease progression. Several studies suggest that suppression of HIV is a good thing for Read more »

Liver & HIV medications

How does medication effect the liver, as the liver filters the medication. After an MRI, the results were that i have Hemangiomas,several on the liver.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...None of the currently widely used HIV meds in the US are linked to development of hemangiomas (which occur in the general population and are often an incidental finding Read more »

Other HIV-related Liver Problems

There's a great deal of attention paid to hepatitis and HIV, but I've developed something called nodular regenerative hyperplasia that is probably related to HIV according to a recent French study I unearthed myself. I've had HIV for 26 years, I'm a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Blanchard, V Vekarre, and others. Nodular regenerative hyperplasia is a new cause of chronic liver disease in HIV-infected patients. AIDS 21(2): 187-192. January 11, 2007.Best regards, Read more »

HIV meds/liver regeneration

Good Morning Doctor! Just how tough are Hiv medications like Atripla and ziagen on the liver after yrs. of very compliant treatment? Also, I'm midway through my 48 mo. cycle of pegInterferon/ribavirin, having cleared the HCV at 12 wks on heptimax...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are several studies now suggesting that ongoing HIV suppression is very good for liver health. I think this is related to the fact that suppressing HIV also leads to suppression Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

... Following liver transplantation, HIV-positive recipients have survival rates similar to HIV-negative recipients, according to a British research team. Kosh Agarwal Read more »
Project Inform

Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

...with HIV/HCV. A report from a small study of the popular herbal supplement, milk thistle, was presented at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. The study looked at its possible ability to improve liver function in co-infected... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Liver and Living with HIV/AIDS

...antibiotics, which may have beneficial or adverse effects. It is important to consult with practitioners knowledgeable in HIV/AIDS and supportive treatments for the liver. Monitoring of the liver, HIV and HCV viral loads, lymphocyte counts,... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Liver and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Naturopathic Perspective

...and antibiotics, which may have beneficial or adverse effects. It is important to consult with practitioners knowledgeable in HIV/AIDS and supportive treatments for the liver. Monitoring of the liver, HIV and HCV viral loads, lymphocyte counts,... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems Read more »

Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous
...question.can hiv affect the liver,even when a person is not on meds.?my liver enzymes are always high.my liver always hurts and is sore. Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »

does hiv affect your liver

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
...one SPT i think is 51 which are both high. i have been having pain in that area for months but the docs wouldnt listen. does hiv affect my liver? i am really trying to get over my hiv OCD but my bodys going downhill. Read more »