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Elevated Liver Enzymes Associated With Hiv

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Elevated gamma gt liver enzymes

My ALT and AST levels are within normal range. However my gamma gt level is at 124 well over the acceptable level of 50. I am taking Sustiva, Abacavir and Tenofovir. Since I am not a "drinker" (at the most 3 glasses of red wine a month,)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
GGT levels can be increased from alcohol use, conditions causing biliary obstruction, fatty liver and many other liver/biliary tract conditions. Many drugs such as acetominophen and many anticonvulsants, hormones, and others can increase GGT levels.... Read more »

Hiv meds and elevated liver enzymes

I have had slightly elevated enzymes for a few years now.(AST and ALT of 50)I've been... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes pre-HIV and pre-meds

Hi Dr HolodniyI had ALT;17 and AST:48 last year when I was HIV negative. Three months after... Read more »
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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 »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

LIVER ENZYME LEVELS

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 »

Liver problems, any relation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys, How good to have you out there to share my worries.
After a high risk sexual relation over 3 months ago, I have had a flue on 2 occassions, once after 4 weeks, and then after 10 weeks.
I have had 3 hiv tests done, at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 12... Read more »