Elevated Liver Enzymes Associated With Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...bilirubin seems to be harmless. The Liver and HIV All HIV drugs in the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor ( NNRTI), and protease inhibitor (PI) classes are associated withliver damage. NRTIs can have negative side effects that may lead to liver problems. One such side effect is mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondria are inside of cells and produce energy by breaking down...
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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,) what could...
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 Read more »

tired liver...?

Hey--great forum--I have a question about my liver. I've been pos with cronic hepB for over ten years. Been on meds the whole time. Basically been completely healthy and HIV undetectable, with the hep B going down, down, down... Recently...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...certainly have a visit with your hepatologist if you feel your fatigue is more significant to examine you for any signs of advancing liver disease or any laboratory signs of worsening liver disease, such as a decline of the proteins the liver... Read more »

My Liver Mystery

Hi Mark,I have being living with HIV for about five years and I've been relatively happy with my regimen of Virmaune/Truvada. I decided to switch from Sustiva-Viramune because of the psychological side effects. I take Lexapro for depression,...
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
...You don't indicate what the levels of your liverenzymes were prior to starting nevirapine after switching from sustiva, and what those levels are now. So it is hard to determine the Read more »


University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Amy Justice (who presented the findings July 8 at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona) suggests that even mild to moderate elevation of ALT and AST liver enzymes in HIV patients should be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I agree with Dr. Justice that elevated liverenzymes need further evaluation.I think her main message is to raise awareness by clinicians to think twice about mild to moderate elevations Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...fatigue in HIV-positive people. Women are at higher risk for developing anemia than men. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated withHIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. Fortunately, the effects of anemia can be... Read more »
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...function enzymes, a sign of liver damage; this may be more common in people with hepatitis B or C. Reyataz is the only PI not associated with increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which are in turn associated with increased risk of... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Videx EC/Videx (Didanosine) Label Change Reflects Potential for Serious Liver Disorder

...in patients using didanosine. Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Be aware that didanosine use has been associated with the development of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. Discuss with patients the clinical benefits and... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Emerging Toxicity of HIV Therapy?

...indicates injury or stress to one or more of these areas. The group conducted a case control study to identify factors that might be associated with CPK elevations. Thirty-seven (28%) of patients with CPK elevations reported muscle weakness or... Read more »
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