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Hiv And Inflamed Liver

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HIV and liver inflamation

My CD4 = 410, Viral Load = 35000. Mild rashes once in a while, ALT and AST are extremely high. ALT = 430 (acute liver inflamation), high cholesterol, glucose level almost over the board (diabetes) and etc... I haven't start my medication. What...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your liver tests are high before starting medication, I would certainly want further evaluation of what is causing this significant ALT elevation...If you are overweight, then with the high cholesterol, high glucose...I would be concerned about... Read more »

hiv+ with bleeding inside inflammed nostrils

I was recently diagnosed hiv positive. Contracted it in February with zero conversion in Late March... Read more »

Inflamed liver

I've seemed to have stumped my doctors with this problem. My liver enzymes are high up in the... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

Because syphilis is sexually transmitted, it is common for HIV and syphilis co-infection to occur, particular among men who have sex (MSM). This co-infection poses many problems, including these: Treponemes, the germs that cause syphilis, are... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ketamine Use Linked to Liver and Other Problems in HIV-Positive People

Ketamine is a drug used as an anaesthetic in emergency departments of hospitals and by veterinarians. It can cause hallucinations, feelings of euphoria and floating, being in a dream-like state, out-of-body and other experiences. As a result, it is... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Viral Hepatitis and HIV

About the Liver and Hepatitis The Liver and Its Many Functions The liver is the largest organ in the human body. Approximately the size of a football, it is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. We can't live without a functioning liver.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Is No Barrier to Successful Liver Transplant for Cancer Treatment

Research from Italy indicates that HIV infection does not preclude liver transplant as treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is not a predictor of survival rates after transplant. HCC is the most common type of liver cancer and can be... Read more »
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dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous
question.can hiv affect the liver,even when a person is not on meds.?my liver enzymes are always high.my liver always hurts and is sore.

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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet 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.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »