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Hiv And Liver Levels In Blood Test

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Fatigue & Elevated levels of Liver Enzymes after Atripla

I am 31 yr old gay Asian male. I was diagnosed with HIV in 02/14/10 and I didn't start medication till February 2012 because my CD4 count didn't fluctuate (800 for almost a year). However, I decided to start medication as I want to be able...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
although Atripla can result in increased liver enzymes, your levels are somewhat higher than what we usually see with this medication. I assume HCV tests were performed to rule out that viral infection. Were any scans of the liver obtained to... Read more »

liver blood test problem

i am suffering from fever i go through various tests on 20/10/2012 and in urine test billirubin level is 4.0, urine color-dark yellow, and in blood test sgot 1300 , sgpt 1835is this posible of level of sgot and sgpt 1300 and 1835 where normal are of...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Yes it is possible to have elevated levels of SGOT to 1300 and SGPT to 1835. I am glad that you are being evaluated today, because there are a number of different processes that can cause these elevations in liver injury tests, for someone having a... Read more »

high liver levels/latic acidosis/hep c

I have just gotten my liver back to normal. I was removed from all my meds due to high liver levels and high lactic acids, back in January. My T-cells were up to 603 and viral was below 75, but when my lab work came back my T-cells have dropped to...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Those HIV drugs are very unlikely to cause lactic acidosis and liver failure, I think those would be reasonably safe. You can also ask your MD to test you for insulin resistance, if that is the case it will help you lose weight and get the fat out... Read more »

Need help understanding liver enzyme levels

Dr. Holodniy:Started meds 12 weeks ago. Baseline numbers as follows: CD4 - 334, CD4 percent - 20.9, Viral Load - 605,000. Was put on once a day regimen of Sustiva, Epivir, Videx EC. Take meds properly and have not missed any doses. Tested...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It could be any or all the meds. Sometimes after first starting a regimen, you liver gets turned on because these meds can be toxic to the liver. Then your liver settles down as it adjusts to having the meds on board. I don't think a high... Read more »
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Posted by steelah343, 1 Reply
I just recently had an HIV test for the first time. I'm currently waiting results.
The impetus for the test was an increase in liver enzyme levels, which my doctor tells me have doubled (from 20s to 40s) in the past two years.

Again, I'm not certain... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello 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 »

thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the doctor a few months ago with a 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... Read more »

are enzymes related to hiv testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if when you donate plasma and they test your enzyme levels in your liver and stuff does it have to do with hiv.I'm wondering becuase i was told my enzyme levels were low when they tested my plasma and they needed to take 2 tubes of... Read more »