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Does Hiv Stop The Liver From Working

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...body resist infection For HIV-positive people, the liver is particularly important because it processes many of the drugs used to treat HIV. Unfortunately, HIV drugs can cause liver damage, which can prevent the liver from working properly. Symptoms of Liver Damage Symptoms of liver damage or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and...
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hep c blood work

i had blood work done and it came back that I was reactive for hep c, however further extensive blood work showed I cleared virus naturally.I had my patner go for blood work and her doctor would only do basic/full blood work on her and hiv test. all...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I wouldn't base my decision not to test on normal liver function tests. Patients with hepatitis C CAN have normal liver tests. However, if you were found not to have any virus in your Read more »

I love my liver, what can I do to help it.

Recently infected and diagnosed with HIV, sadly, I had start therapy very soon but after a month CD4/VL had very promising results; however, on a Viramune/Truvada regimine, I see my doc to regularly to monitor liver. Two weeks on 1x day...
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 agree with your doctor. As long as you are not taking or ingesting anything that will affect your liver function these numbers are OK as long as they don't continue to increase. Read more »

Too good to be true?:SAMe and HIV depression, and the liver

NelsonThis SAMe supplement souds too good to be true. An antioxidant, liver cleanser that helps with depression and arthritis? Yeah, right! What do you think?Luis
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Dear LuisI am convinced this supplement works for depression and fatigue. I have taken 400 mg twice a day for a few months and can definitely feel a difference the first day. Read more »

Vitamin B. The Liver and Atripla

Hello Dr. Renslow,It is indeed an honor to be able to ask you questions here.I am a big believer in taking care of the body and I know that those of us with HIV sometimes could use more supplements than others as our bodies are constantly fighting. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Atripla has generally had little negative effect on the liver with low rates of liver toxicity over many years of use. There is no solid clinical evidence that vitamin B supplements and/or Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Government Panel Backs New Hepatitis Drug; Therapy, Created to Fight AIDS, Works Against Liver Infection the second such drug approved for hepatitis B. It is expected to be used first in people for whom other drugs have stopped working, but may eventually become an element in a combination regimen. Several hepatitis patients who spoke to the... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...small organs in your cells. They help convert the food youeat into the energy you need to function. If the mitochondria aren't working properly, cells must make energy in adifferent way. When this happens, a chemical called lactic acid... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...lymphocytes, 2. granulocytes and 3. monocytes. Lymphocytes Lymphocytes are WBCs that produce antibodies and keep the immune system working. They make up 10-45% of your WBCs. There are two main types: B cells and T cells, and they fight... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must take the correct dose so thatyou have the right amount of the drug in your bloodstream. Before... Read more »
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Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...Today- I went for my first round of lab work before my first appointment with the specialist. The blood work was a horrible experience. 7 vials of blood- I got sick, sweaty, Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

liver and spleen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anyone that is hiv positve..........did you experience liver or spleen pain or enlargment? Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »