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How Does Hepatitis Affect The Liver

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The Well Project

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
Ask the Experts

HEPATITIS VACCINATION

My son's doctor advised him to get a hepatitis vaccination.Although exposed to drugs, he never used a needle or had unprotected sex relations. What is hepatitis exactly and why would a vaccination be advised?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are hepatitis viruses that affect the liver and cause inflammation. Hepatitis A is contracted through cotaminated water; hepatitis B is contracted through sex or injection 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
...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) to see if liver disease itself may affect these counts. We found that 65% of these patients had a low CD4... Read more »

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... 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
...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 nevirapine, as the risk of drug-associated hepatic... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

... Men with hepatitis B are more likely than women to develop liver cancer, and serum concentrations of male sex hormones may play a part, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis B virus infection. How common is chronic Hepatitis B outside the United States? Globally, chronic Hepatitis B affects approximately 350 million people and contributes to an estimated 620,000 deaths worldwide each year. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...How serious is chronic hepatitis C? What are the long-term effects of hepatitis C? Tests Can a person have normal liver enzyme (e.g. ALT) results and still have hepatitis C? Who should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are... 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. Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...President, you have a responsibility to the American people to raise awareness about the hepatitis C epidemic, which currently affects at least one in 50 Americans. I respectfully urge you to reverse your administration?s previous decision and to... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of liver cirrhosis, and regarding BSE, we still dont have even one clinical case in our country, while the press has been... 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 Read more »