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Chest Pain, High Liver Enzymes Associated With Acute Hiv

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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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alt tests high liver enzymes

could high liver enzymes be a factor in being hiv positive, i was tested at a plasma center and permantly rejected because of alt tests, they said it was not hiv but i still worry....
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
Although elevated liver enzymes can transiently be present during acute HIV infection, this does not occur in all people. It also does not persist in HIV infection, unless something else is going on. Most centers will test for HIV and hepatitis... Read more »

high liver enzymes

I have high liver enzymes in my alk phos twice 300 last two test are at 156 and total bili high at 1.2, I'm on kaletra epivir and zerit. I have no liver process to speak of. A gte level test was done and is fine. My skin color has been yellow...
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
I assume you have been tested for hepatitis viruses. The HIV meds can affect liver function, particularly if you are taking other meds that are metabolized in the liver and can affect the liver.... Read more »

liver enzymes high

i am on four aids meds.atripala/notvor/norvir/prezista. my liver enzyme is 186. what do i do. i am scared as i am having slight abdominal doctor has taken blood again for testing but i have to wait a month before i see
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're on the right track. The first thing to do with an abnormal lab of concern is to have the test repeated. Sometimes the abnormality was a lab error, sometimes transient and resolved by the time the... Read more »


HI Dr. McGovern, I have Hiv and HPC 1a. I started on HAART at the end of May ,this year. Sustiva and Combivir. My AST rose from 46 to 68 and my ALT rose from 50 to 81. I was switched from Combivir to Truvada for this reason and for other side...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask a series of excellent questions.1. Truvada is certainly a liver-friendly drug combination so I do not think the elevated LFTs (liver function tests) are related to this.2. Sustiva can lead to increased LFTs about 8 percent of the time so... Read more »
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Elevated liver enzymes.

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey guys I just have a question regarding elevated liver enzymes. I contracted hiv in early December of last year and ever since my liver enzymes have been elevated. I don't drink except the occasional drink on the weekends, I don't smoke or do... Read more »


Posted by steelah343, 1 Reply
I just recently had an HIV test for the first time. I'm currently waiting results.
The impetus for the test was an increase in liver enzyme levels, which my doctor tells me have doubled (from 20s to 40s) in the past two years.

Again, I'm not certain... 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 had 3 hiv tests done, at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 12... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »