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High Alt And Hiv

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very high alt and hiv meds

my liver enzymes are very high, I was wondering if my hiv meds might be contributing tothis issue. I am takingsustiva and combivir. I get well, don't drink or drug. was thinking about a drug holiday since me HIV numbers are up..
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing to be certain that you didn't acquire these viruses sexually. Sustiva can occasionally cause hepatitis. However, I would simply follow the numbers before doing anything. The height of the numbers is... Read more »

RE : High level of SGOT/SGPT

Dear Doctor,My cousin got positive HIV Nov last year. At that time, his CD4+ was below100 and viral... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...doctor identify specific health problems. Laboratory tests include: ALT (alanine aminotransferase), formerly called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase or SGPT);used with the AST test to detect liver disease. AST (aspartate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...liver health. Sometimes the ALT test is used to see if treatment is improving liver function. This test used to be called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase or SGPT. AST (aspartate aminotransferase) . It is usually used with the ALT test... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...be part of routine HIV blood work. The most common LFTs are: ALT or SGPT (alanine aminotransferase): liver enzyme AST or SGOT (aspartate aminotransferase): liver enzyme ALP (alkaline phosphotase): liver enzyme Bilirubin: blood pigment ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can causeelevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests also include bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may... Read more »
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Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
...Oraquick, 13 wks/ ELISA, and then again at 6 mos/ Oraquick. Now, 9 mos after exposure, my liver function tests are abnormal: ALT 71 u/l, repeat test showed ALT 77 u/l (normal range is considered to be 3 - 60 u/l). I had an ultrasound done which... Read more »

Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...sexual activites, but a couple of times we did things we shouldn't have. The reason I'm worried is because my liver enzymes for ALT and AST are about triple what they should be. I'm going to a Gastroentrologist at the end of the week regarding... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...pill used for the treatment of HIV infection. And while the single pill I take every night around ten has greatly improved my health, I've traded in the serenity of a nice evenings rest for nights of anxiety, despair, cold sweats and insomnia... Read more »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...have come back. His ALT is up slightly, but our doctor saw those results before he left and says he isn't concerned about the elevated levels on the ALT. Our doctor is out of the office for the next 3 weeks and our PCP is well.....a PCP. I... Read more »