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Can Acute Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Cause Liver Inflammation

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Hepatitis: Overview

...hepatitis C. Several drugs are being developed to treat HCV. Other Types of Hepatitis Hepatitis caused by alcohol, drugs, or poisons leads to the same symptoms as viral hepatitis. In these cases, the liver is not damaged by a viral infection. The job of the liver is to break down many substances in the blood, and it can get overloaded. Some medications used to fight AIDS or related diseases can cause hepatitis. So can the common...
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Parvo-19 (PARVO VIRUS B 19)

What is Parvo-19 & can an adult have it? How long does it stay in the system & is it contagious
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood-related problems like hereditary spherocytosis or hemolytic anemia. 4. Hydrops Fetalis and Congenital Infection. Parvovirus infection in pregnant women can be transmitted to the developing fetus, resulting in liver problems, spontaneous... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...liver. Hepatitis C is a virus that lives mostly in the blood and in liver cells. Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver inflammation and scarring. Mild scarring is known as fibrosis and more serious scarring is known as cirrhosis.... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Foundation International: 800-891-0707 www.hepfi.org Selected Sources Benhamou, Y. and others. Factors affecting liver fibrosis in human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus coinfected patients: impact of protease inhibitor therapy.... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Foundation International:800-891-0707www.hepfi.orgSelected SourcesBenhamou, Y. and others. Factors affecting liver fibrosis in human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus coinfected patients: impact of protease inhibitor therapy.... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis A

...thoroughly wash fresh fruits and vegetables with clean water before eating. References Ida, S., et. al. (2002). Influence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection on acute hepatitis A virus infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the liver from working properly. Symptoms of Liver Damage Symptoms of liver damage or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
...had unprotected sex with someone, and a few days later he fell ill with the same symptoms. Does anyone here that has tested HIV+ have a story similar to this? I'm going to get tested soon to find out for sure, but I wanted to come to the... Read more »