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Causes Of Toxic Hepatitis

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Ask the Experts

What do you mean toxicity?

Dr. you said in today's reply that the increase of hepatic tests suggested toxicity of HIV drugs? But what does it mean? I don't understanding. Do you mean getting the hep test would do harm to a person who is hiv infected?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...for many medical diseases ,that can cause damage to the liver.In the case of HIV treatment, manyof the drugs used can cause toxic hepatitis.Sometimes the patients feel sick and become jaundiced ,other times the damage is suggested by alterations... Read more »


After a trip to Europe 45 days ago i had protected sex but the condom brake and i got gonorrhea,... Read more »

Sustiva to Viramune

Pos 18 years, 1st combo Jan 2005 = sustiva, 3tc, abacavir. At start cd4 = 220, VL= 55K. 17 months... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

What Are Mitochondria? What Is Mitochondrial Toxicity? What Are the Signs of MT? How Do ARVs Cause MT? What's Next? What Are Mitochondria? Mitochondria (my-toe- con' -dree-a) are small "organs" in our cells. They are the cell's... Read more »
The Well Project

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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the ... Read more »

Caus[a] del SIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Los Agentes Estresantes Inmunologicos son la Verdadera Causa del SIDA Resumen de conferencia presentada en el seminario organizado por la Union por Soluciones Alternativas para el sida (USAS). Miami, Florida Septiembre 9 de 2001 1. El VIH no... Read more »

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 »