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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...about 2 in 5 of the total IRIS cases. However, many other bacteria and viruses can contribute to IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes...
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Elevated liver enzymes, sustiva or hepatitis C?

Dear Doctor, after being on sustiva/truvada for almost three months my HIV viral load is undetectable and CD4 increased from 329 to 440. This looks good but my concern is elevated liver enzymes ALT 124 and AST 160. My doctor ordered hepatitis...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It seems that you are obtaining a good result from your therapy in terms of CD4 count improvement and viral suppression. I agree with your concerns about your liver function tests. However, Read more »

Hepatitis B a cause of Fatty Liver?

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B since 1993 and recently diagnosed with fatty liver. Can we say that my fatty liver was a result of my having Hepatitis B?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Not necessarily. The link between viral hepatitis C and fatty liver (genotype 3 infection) is very strong. However, there is not a good link between Hepatitis B and Read more »

Link between Hepatitis B infection and fatty liver

Hello Dr McGovern,I have a question regarding the relationship between chronic Hep B infection and fatty liver. Do inaction carriers tend to develop fatty liver more easily than people without the infection? Or is fatty liver mostly caused by the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I think your physician was suggesting that you may have two different types of liver diseases - hepatitis B and fatty liver disease.Hepatitis C can directly cause fatty liver - particularly genotype 3. Hepatitis B is not directly linked Read more »

Atripla and Rheumatoid arthritis

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for yrs. Recently diganosed with HIV. Taken off all RA meds months ago and am allergic to NSAIDS. Started Atripla 5 days ago. My joint pain is so much worse since I started Atripla. Could that be the cause?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen data clearly linking Atripla with flares of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Starting effective HIV meds can result in large swings in immune system status that could potentially impact an auto-immune Read more »
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Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

... Men with hepatitis B are more likely than women to develop liver cancer, and serum concentrations of male sex hormones may play a part, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hepatitis B viruses have a special Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you should call your health care provider. However, there are frequently no obvious... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared... Read more »
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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
...disorder *eyes crossed double take* what! lol She's testing for everything from lupus to B19 parvo virus but is leaning toward rheumatoid arthritis and so far Xrays indicate this is defiantly possible. I do have advanced peripheral neuropathy... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...antibodies) 40, 33 21.False positives on other tests, including RPR (rapid plasma reagent) test for syphilis 17, 48, 33, 10, 49 22.Rheumatoid arthritis 36 23.Hepatitis B vaccination 28, 21, 40, 43 24.Tetanus vaccination 40 25.Organ... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...antibodies) 40, 33 21.False positives on other tests, including RPR (rapid plasma reagent) test for syphilis 17, 48, 33, 10, 49 22.Rheumatoid arthritis 36 23.Hepatitis B vaccination 28, 21, 40, 43 24.Tetanus vaccination 40 25.Organ... Read more »