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Hiv And Liver Levels In Blood Test

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you should call your health care provider. However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver function tests (LFTs) are one of the best ways to find out if you have liver damage. LFTs should be part...
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Mild alteration in my blood test. Should I be worried?

I am 46 years old man who is positively charged since 1991 and on HAART therapy since 2001, when my CD4 count dropped to 44 and I had pneumocistosys. After being discharged from the hospital, I started my treatment with antiretrovirals. I am on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your current HIV regimen is usually safe for the liver and pancreas. From what you described the level of concern about significant liver/pancreas Read more »

Hep C Hiv symptoms.

Recently diagnosed with Hiv and HepC. Cv count was 180 and VL low.Started taking Truvata/Rayatol now for a little over 2 weeks.No real symptoms before test. Liver function test was normal.Still have to wait for another two weeks for blood test to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is a great thing that you got tested for HIV and HCV so you can take action. Your HIV meds are probably Truvada and Reyataz. That is a good combination and these medications Read more »

Liver problems

I have been on Atripla for about 5 to 6 months. I feel fine with a minimun of side effects -- thanks to my HIV specialist. However, I saw a general practioner for a general check up. She took labs or blood and said that my liver has apossibly...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...need to make sure there is not another reason also at work such as one of those hepatitis viruses. This can be done with a blood test.The level of transaminase elevation is not very high so it is unlikely there is major damage happening. The... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes & polymiosytis

Good day - I am a 53 year old woman and during my annual check up at the gyneacologist, he decided to to a complete blood test on me to see whether my osteoporosis could not be due to something else. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 7 years ago and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular forum is exclusively for discussion about the side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral medication). What is your current HIV status and which HIV medications are you taking? Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests. If you have been... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...physical exam to check for anenlarged liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also have some blood tests done including: Liver function tests Electrolyte level Blood pH level Lactate level ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will thendiscuss Hep C treatment... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...information on normal laboratory values, see Fact Sheet 120 . Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood... Read more »
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Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...researching it, on some different medications and ALL of those can result in a fatty liver. Although everything else on the blood tests came back normal(ie. blood counts, all those types of...cytes, plus all the rest. I've always tested... Read more »

Scared

Posted by Nichole6379, 1 Reply
...rash i've been having is in fact kaposi sarcoma. and then there is the fact that my liver levels tested abnormally on a routine blood test. which would mean i am in the end stages and probably going to die soon. I have no idea how to tell my... Read more »

thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...bladder infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics, but upon my persistence and anxiety, he agreed to do a complete and thorough blood test. I was called back a few weeks later saying that my levels of bilirubin (from liver) were a little... Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...HIV meds would lead to disorders of the pancreatic mitochondria causing early onset diabetes and dementia. I watched as my blood tests reported that I was anemic and had liver dysfunction; due I was told by my doctor as a result of the HIV meds.... Read more »