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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 undetectable using Kaletra, viread and combivir for about 8 years.However, combivir has been part of my regimen for 20 years.I'm wondering whether...
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 assume other causes for increased ALT and AST have been looked for (hepatitis viruses, etc). The elevation is not too bad and many experts would probably leave it alone. I don't think you need 3 NRTIs, which is what you are getting with... 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 seroconversion, both numbers are in the 80s. I have been tested negative for HBV and HCV in the most recent blood work. I am not on any medication (HAART or...
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
One can certainly see elevated liver enzymes as a result of acute HIV infection. Three months after HIV infection is a bit long to see elevated enzymes, although it is possible. In addition to alcohol, Hepatitis viruses, other medications, or over... Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work my liver enzyme values came back somewhat high, ALT 62, AST 47. My hbv and hcv serologies were negative as of September 2008. My doctor...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your ALT and AST are only mildly elevated. Liver function tests can be mildly elevated from various medications. I think your doctor is right on top of things to be asking regarding any risk behaviors so this is excellent. I would certainly get... 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 »