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Hiv Treatment And Liver Problems

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...over 250. In addition, women with over 250 CD4 cells should not switch to Viramune unless there are no other options. In men, liver problems are more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should order LFTs before you start taking Viramune and test your...
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Alcoholic Liver Disease and HIV

I have recently been diagnosed with two things: alcoholic liver damage (moderate), and HIV. How will my body tolerate the medications? And for how long? Are there any medications for HIV that do not need to go through the liver? Please answer...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Treatment for HIV is very important to slow down liver disease progression. Several studies suggest that suppression of HIV is a good thing for Read more »

Diabetes, liver fuction and growth hormoe.

I recently became diabetic - about 2 years ago. At the same time and before I had developed NASH. My current diabetes dr. had suggested that I use Serostom to combat my fatty liver, thereby improve its efficency and make my diabetes more managable....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen nothing about using Serostim (human growth hormone) for fatty liver disease in diabetics with HIV on treatment (this is a forum focusing on side effects of antiretroviral therapy). Serostim has Read more »

Best HIV treatment during pregnancy

I have been on atripla for 2yrs. Am planning to conceive anytime now. My viral load is 400. I understand that atripla is harmful to babies. what treatment do i switch to and when?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Depends on other issues such as any history of resistance, liver problems, et cetera. Kaletra + Combivir is most often officially recommended though many docs use other boosted PIs (such as Read more »


when it is said that liver problems are a concern of hiv, is that due to hiv attacking the liver or is that due to the hiv meds?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...teh immune system is weakened by HIV. HIV itself may do something to the liver and there are data that suggest those who stop HIV treatment experience more liver disease than those who remain on HIV meds.We get two kidneys, two lungs but only... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...coinfected people. Cure rates are about 20% with type 1 and 50-70% with types 2 or 3. If someone meets the guidelines for HIV treatment their HIV should be treated first. Leaving HIV untreated for 6 to 12 months could have serious... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...If you or your partner arepregnant or want to have a baby, talk to yourdoctor first. Do Hep C treatments have anyeffect on HIV treatments? They can. Tell your doctor about all the medicationsyou are taking so that he or she can be sure that... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...function while youare taking NRTIs, especially if you have a history of heavy alcohol use or aliver problem. Many people on HIV treatment have elevated lactate levels. It usuallydoesn't cause any problems. For that reason, it is not recommended... Read more »
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new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...stuff. In summary the problem here is that of a very very severe illness, not as severe as HIV, but in the western world, where HIV treatment is available, the problems caused by the infection may pose similar problems to people infected that a... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

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Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...but to be frank they've been the least of my problems while battling with HIV. However, I'm in a good window right now - an HIV treatment that works and which isn't causing major side-effects. So, I'm thinking that maybe I could take... Read more »