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Does Human Immunodeficiency Virus Effect The Liver

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Paxil and Trazadone Effects on Liver (with Hep C + HIV)

Hello Doctor - I am a 49 year old HIV+, also Hepatitis C Positive male. Also unfortunately, an alcoholic. My doctor has prescribed Paxil (20 mg) and Trazadone for me. This combo definitely makes it possible for me NOT to drink alcohol, but I'm...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...No not at all. That combination is a good one and unlike to harm the liver and much less likely than alcohol to harm the liver. Keep it up! DTD Read more »

Liver detoxification's effect on the HIV medication in my system.

I'm HIV pos and recently had an increase in liver enzymes. Is it ok to use an herbal liver... Read more »

Liver & HIV medications

How does medication effect the liver, as the liver filters the medication. After an MRI, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Drug Linked to Serious Liver Side Effects, Health Canada Warns

...officials and Tibotec, a division of drug maker Janssen-Ortho, are advising patients taking Prezista (darunavir) that serious liver side effects have been linked to the drug. Prezista is used, in combination with ritonavir and other HIV drugs,... Read more »
The Body PRO

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

...Enhances Quality of Life Compared with Interferon Alfa-2b Plus Ribavirin The Clinical Significance of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Co-Infection Effect of HAART on Liver-Related Mortality in HIV/HCV Co-Infected... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...effects of HIV drugs are mild, like a headache or an upset stomach. In some cases, more serious side effects can happen, like liver damage or a severe skin rash. Side effects are most common during the first four to six weeks you are taking a... Read more »
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hiv is a myth?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...shape. This has rarely been attempted, and all attempts have been failures. What does this say about the existence of HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2: (E. coli, B. megaterium, recombinant antigen) HIVAB HIV-1/HIV-2 (rDNA) EIA.... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...handout on acute HIV syndrome, written by the authors of this article, is provided on page 545. The diagnosis of acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) syndrome requires a high index of suspicion and proper laboratory testing. Patients... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of liver cirrhosis, and regarding BSE, we still dont have even one clinical case in our country, while the press has been... Read more »