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Elevated Liver Enzymes And Hiv Antibody Test

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binge drinking, ekevated liver enzymes and HIV.

Dr. Bob, I drink too much alcohol almost every day for the past ten years. I had an unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am. I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Elevated liver enzymes will not affect the accuracy of HIV-antibody tests. However, I do think it's time you cleaned up your act and got Read more »

Follow up to the binge drinking question.

Bob, My question was because i am drinking so much alcohol, will the alcohol, affect the HIV... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...is recommended if you have been at risk for hep C or have any signs or symptoms of hepatitis. Hep C tests are similar to the HIV antibody test (see Fact Sheet 102 ) and viral load tests (see Fact Sheet 125 ). Unlike HIV viral loads, hep C... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can causeelevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests also include bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...damage caused by medications, alcohol, hepatitis, or recreational drug use. Different patterns of these enzymes -- when some are elevated and others are normal -- can help your doctor identify specific health problems. Laboratory tests include: ... Read more »
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Boyfriend just tested +

Posted by Carly, 3 Replies
...a jock itch infection for months that he just couldn't get rid of. They got his lab work back & he had a low wbc count, elevated liver enzymes, & protein in his urine. The doctor did an HIV test, & the doctor called today & said... Read more »

Yet another anxious newbie.

Posted by Xenoid, 1 Reply
... So, I guess the most dramatic change here is the drop in neutrophils. In both tests, monospot was negative. The standard HIV antibody tests were negative on 2/23, and no further HIV testing has been done. We're currently waiting for a CMV... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...was less than 2,000 copies per mL.10 The presence of high-titer HIV-I RNA (more than 50,000 copies per mL) in the absence of HIV antibodies establishes the diagnosis of acute HIV infection.3,11 TABLE 2 Differential Diagnosis of Acute HIV... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 1 Reply
Hi guys new to web site. Wanting info from anyone who has or is doing treatment for Hepatitus C. What has been your experiences. Interested in sharing w/me to help me make the best decision. I have yet to start treatment for the Hepatitus. Read more »