Fat In The Liver From Haart
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New York University, School of MedicineGood question! There a lots of problems that the liver can face in HIV patients. Toxicity of the medications is only one. This can be the subject of a whole one hour lecture. However the main things are that he should be checked for hepatitis B and... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI sometimes treat through epdisodes of chemical hepatitis triggered by starting potent HAART. It is not clear if there is obvious regimen that would reverse or not aggravate the flare-up of hepatitis this patient has experienced. Even if his HIV... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThere is anecdotal evidence that glutathione and N-acetyl cysteine may be helpful. Check out the book Healing HIV by Jon Kaiser -- it has a good section on vitamin and supplement therapies for liver health. Norvir is especially hard on the liver... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineFatty liver (also called hepatic steatosis) is common in the general population in many western countries. Linkage to specific HIV drugs can be difficult to prove given how common the condition in HIV- persons. Generally, drugs that increase... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesFor the last month, I have been battling acute pancreatitis and metastatic hemangiomas brought on by videx, dapsone and norvir in combination. The symptoms are debilitating abdominal pain, fever, and weigh loss. Mine started as a mild stomach ache... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesFrom 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188
deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period.
Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »
Posted by ScotCharles, 1 ReplyYet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.
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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »
Posted by MiamiLat, 2 RepliesHello 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 »
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