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Cholesterol Drugs And Hepatitis Treatment

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The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Nausea, diarrhea,headaches, skin rash, skin discoloration Serious Side Effects: Buildup of lactic acid in the blood, enlarged liver,lipodystrophy Special Considerations: Get tested for hepatitis B (HBV) before taking Emtriva.Emtriva fights HBV as well as HIV. If you are co-infected with HBV and HIV,stopping Emtriva may cause your HBV to get worse. Who Produces the Drug: Gilead ...
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When Are All These "Fantastic" New HCV Drugs Going to be Available?

I am 2b geno who did go to undetectable at wk 4, but then quickly relapsed when off RBV/INF Tx. That was 3 yrs ago, and I did get a histological benefit Stage 2+ back to a 1/2, w/ normal hepatic panels. Will these new antivirals be available for a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine want to pay attention to risk factors for fatty liver disease (eg, insulin resistance and abnormal lipids, such as high cholesterol and triglycerides). Insulin resistance also gets in the way of treatment responses to interferon/ribavirin... Read more »

Hepatitis Test

I have been diagnosted with a fathy liver 3 years ago. I had a hep B vaccine 2 years ago. However, My physcian ordered a lab test for me. The results were as below:ANA screen = o.48 59 IU/L and ALT(SGPT) = 147>72 IU/L,Please advise what do positive...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You had past hepatitis A infection but HAV does not cause chronic liver disease. You have evidence of either past hepatitis B or past immunization against Read more »

hepatitis vaccination

taking hepatitis vaccine needed?Jan 8, 2010 hello DR thanks for your resent reply about .my question are,is't possible to take hepatitis B or A vaccine while i was on truvada and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...When your viral load is suppressed it is a GREAT time to take hepatitis vaccines, like hepatitis A and B.There is not good information about what is a safe quantity of wine to drink each week when Read more »


can very high triglycerides cause hepatitis?does lipanthyl nt( fenofibrate )can cause hepatitis?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...High triglycerides can be associated with liver disease - a type of disease called NASH - non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Risk factors include high triglycerides, cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

...scarring . It is linkedwith several factors, including use of some HIVdrugs (especially d4T and ddI), low levels of HDL('good' cholesterol), being overweight and havinglipodystrophy. About 20-30% of people with chronic, untreated HCVwill... Read more »

An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

...reported. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: Hepatotoxicity (serious liver problem). Patients with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or abnormal liver function tests before being treated with darunavir, should be monitored closely.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Darunavir (Prezista)

...carefully monitored. Some cases of severe liver damage have been reported. Darunavir taken with ritonavir can cause increases in cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats). See Fact Sheet 123 for more information on blood fats. High levels of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...swabs for women; throat and/or anal swabs in people having oral and/or anal sex Chlamydia urine test or vaginal swab Hepatitis tests (See fact sheet 506 ): Tests look for hepatitis antibodies and antigens for hepatitis A, B, and C.... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...( Here the good doctor advises that if co infected with hepatitis, he recommends TESTING BOTH AT 6 AND 12 MONTHS????? Any comments and or ideas on this??? Read more »

kaletra side effects

Posted by brendaelisa, 4 Replies
Does anybody knows if kaletra's side effect is excesive diharrea. My cousin has hiv-type 1 and we are giving him Kaletra but it is giving him a masive diharrea and he got a cut on his rectum. He has diabetes is 44 yeras old. and all this is new... Read more »