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Best Hiv Treatment For People With Bad Liver

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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 most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing...
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resistance to meds. / liver and kidney test bad

my girlfreind has known for two years she has aids. her # were 88,000 load, 112 cd4the doctors started her meds on viracept/ travada several mounts later, her load wouldn't go down, they switched her meds. to rayataz, travada, noriver. few...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes, there are still options for new drugs that may be available to her through her doctor. She should talk to him or her about the suggestions that follow. First, if she has been undetectable for 4-6 months, that is good, and she may not need to... Read more »

Waiting for liver enzymes to get better before starting treatment

I have a good friend who has been poz about 20 years and never really been on the meds. His numbers have gone to hell in the last year or so and needs to start something soon. Here is the problem, he says his doctor wants to wait for his liver...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Rob, thank you for your post and question.Your friend is lucky to have a friend who cares about his health, like you.I suppose that the answer to your question depends a lot on the details-- specifically, why are his liver function tests... Read more »

bad liver

I am a positive person with hep c.Been positive for 11 years.My liver has been through a lot with hep A when I was younger and in an accident with a motorcycle which damaged my liver again.My LFt's are pretty high but not abnormally.I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, you should see someone who is willing to evaluate your liver disease. If your HIV provider is not willing to do it, then you should ask him or her to refer you to a liver specialist. Hepatitis C can be cured even in patients with HIV! Good... Read more »

Liver Biopsy-HIV/Hep C

I'm having a liver biopsy on next Friday. Was due to start treatment with the Telaprevir/Interferon/Ribavirin last month, but decided to get the biopsy first to ascertain the extent of damage to my liver. I'm HIV+ for 20 years, t-cell...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
There are many factors to consider before embarking on hepatitis C therapy with telaprevir/peginterferon/ribavirin for someone infected with both HIV and hepatitis C genotype 1. I recommend that you consider your liver biopsy results before making... Read more »
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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Nd Poz people to talk to bad

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a 23 old transgender woman in hollywood,CA just told she is HIV+ and I need to talk to other people that are poz, Lots
to talk about my life story. Like I know i got it in prison when
Some guys raped me . Please e-mail me@ janet_fey@yahoo.com Read more »

oral sex with HIV+ woman and bad signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have symptoms. it sure that the first sign of HIV+. i found information here http://aids.about.com/cs/prevention/a/knowhiv.htm. yesterday, i have a blemish or purplish blotch in my mouth. it like confusion or bruise. now, blemish gradually... Read more »