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Can Hiv Cause Your Liver Enzymes To Be Elevated

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Elevated liver enzymes pre-HIV and pre-meds

Hi Dr HolodniyI had ALT;17 and AST:48 last year when I was HIV negative. Three months after seroconversion, both numbers are in the 80s. I have been tested negative for HBV and HCV in the most recent blood work. I am not on any medication (HAART or...
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
...One can certainly see elevated liver enzymes as a result of acute HIV infection. Three months after HIV infection is a bit long to see elevated enzymes, although it is possible. Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work... Read more »

Elevated sat and alt levels

Recent HIV diagnosis in the last 10 days with symptoms of the acute stage of infection just... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
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Understanding Hepatitis

...loss of consciousness (specifically called hepatic coma) Diagnosing Hepatitis Elevated blood levels of certain liver enzymes can be an important early sign of liver problems (although some people with liver disease never have elevated... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show the normal range of results from each test andhighlight any of your results that are outside the normal range. The rangeslisted below are general and may not be exactly... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...products from the body. Liver Function Tests The lab tests called "liver function tests" actually measure the levels of enzymes found in the liver, heart, and muscles. Enzymes are proteins that cause or increase chemical reactions in living... Read more »
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Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
...function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes? My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/ Oraquick, 13 wks/ ELISA, and then again at 6 mos/... Read more »

Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...low risk sexual activites, but a couple of times we did things we shouldn't have. The reason I'm worried is because my liver enzymes for ALT and AST are about triple what they should be. I'm going to a Gastroentrologist at the end of the week... Read more »

Liver problems, any relation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi guys, How good to have you out there to share my worries. After a high risk sexual relation over 3 months ago, I have had a flue on 2 occassions, once after 4 weeks, and then after 10 weeks. I have Read more »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...his liver. The blisters may well be from Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (still waiting on those test results), a deficiency of an enzyme in the liver. From what I can find out, it's something that is being seen more often with long term co-infections... Read more »