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How Does Hepatitis Affect The Liver

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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing...
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can efiverinz affect the liver with hep B?

...after taking nevirapin 4 three yrs hep b was diagnosed and distantion of abdomen is the major sign.then the drug is changed to efaviranze and lamu+AZT can these also affects the damaged liver?can some amount of rotien be taken?what about...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis B can cause inflammation and scarring of the liver. In this HIV infected patient it is important to obtain a liver biopsy to determine how much scarring there is and to decide on appropriate therapy.It just so happens that lamivudine has... Read more »

Alcohol affects on the liver

Hi]Considering an average human male, what course would prove most harmful to the liver, alcohol consumption daily(2-3 1 oz alocholic drinks) or a once a week binge drinker (9-10 1 oz drinks). An educated guess would be most appreciated. Thank you....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For your question on alcohol consumption, my educated guess would be that binge drinking would be most harmful.However, if you have underlying hepatitis C infection, it is not clear how much daily alcohol is truly safe. My other educated guess would... Read more »

hepatitis b affects cd4 counts?

does hepatitis b or c affect the cd4 count of a hiv person?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Great question. I have wondered about this a long time. We are starting to gather information about this but it is very preliminary. We did a study a few years ago to look at CD4 counts of HIV-NEGATIVE persons with cirrhosis (advanced liver disease)... Read more »

Low CD4 with Hepatitis side affect

In last three months, my friend has taken D4T (40),3TC, NVP and some multivitamin. After that, his CD4 improved from 6 to 16 and his SGPT/ALT increase to 152. Should he changes the HIV med due to concerns about hepatitis? Can he survive as his CD4...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
At that CD4 count, it is essential that he be on antiviral medication, as the key to his long-term survival is clearly the recovery of his immune system that will follow.As for the elevated liver function tests, I would not be concerned about the... 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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does hiv affect your liver

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
my ALT is up to 160 and the other one SPT i think is 51 which are both high. i have been having pain in that area for months but the docs wouldnt listen. does hiv affect my liver? i am really trying to get over my hiv OCD but my bodys going... Read more »

my liver

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After one month on the cocktail my liver crashed. I was diagnosed
1/98 and began taking Viracept, Viramune and Zerit in June. I
spent July 4th weekend in bed with yellow skin and eyes, nausea,
no... Read more »