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Do Liver Enzymes Increase During 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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liver enzymes still increasing

my liver enzymes are continually increasing--ast from 18 to 112 & alt 17 to 227 in past year. I take combovir & viread , no hep detected.I understand what all the lab tests ARE. Where can one find out how to understand the constantly...
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
You don't indicate whether you are on any other meds, or have any other medical conditions. The HIV meds you are on, usually don't result in an increase in levels like that unless something else is going on. However, if everything else is... Read more »

increased lipids but decreased liver enzymes

Hi: Ist combo d4t/3tc/viramune for 9 years. Always undetectable. CD4 <600. I switched to abacavir from d4t because of lipoatrophy. My cholesterol went down to 223 while taking 20mg Lipitor. My SGPT was always around 50. I then switched to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The major issue is your LDL cholesterol. The level of LDL that is considered optimal is dependent on your risk factors for cardiovascular disease: the more risks you have, the lower the target LDL level. The target levels are getting more and more... Read more »


University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Amy Justice (who presented the findings July 8 at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona) suggests that even mild to moderate elevation of ALT and AST liver enzymes in HIV patients should be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with Dr. Justice that elevated liver enzymes need further evaluation.I think her main message is to raise awareness by clinicians to think twice about mild to moderate elevations of liver function tests. Elevations of liver tests should lead... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes, sustiva or hepatitis C?

Dear Doctor, after being on sustiva/truvada for almost three months my HIV viral load is undetectable and CD4 increased from 329 to 440. This looks good but my concern is elevated liver enzymes ALT 124 and AST 160. My doctor ordered hepatitis...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It seems that you are obtaining a good result from your therapy in terms of CD4 count improvement and viral suppression. I agree with your concerns about your liver function tests. However, I do think it is okay to continue for now as long as you... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

are enzymes related to hiv testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if when you donate plasma and they test your enzyme levels in your liver and stuff does it have to do with hiv.I'm wondering becuase i was told my enzyme levels were low when they tested my plasma and they needed to take 2 tubes of... Read more »

Acute HIV and lymphocytes, neutrophils and monocytes

Posted by regret2max, 1 Reply

One question which I read a lot of people concerning about.

I know that blood count is not accurate for HiV test, but I read that there's still few relationships that do exist.

Like acute HiV lymphocytes will drop. What about neutrophils and... Read more »