How Does Hepatitis Affect The Thyroid Gland

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common 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...
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Hepatitis Risk affecting HIV test results

Hey Doc,I recently tested HIV negative 19 weeks after a possible exposure. I did however catch chlamydia and am on my third round of antibiotics to clear it up. I'm a 19 year old straight male, no drug use. My questions are.1. Should hepatitis be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Hepatitis is a contagious viral illness but I'm not sure why you are worried about it based on the information in your question. Your doctor 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
...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 count with a normal CD4 percentage. Another study... Read more »

Low CD4 with Hepatitis side affect

My friend has taken the vaccination for Hepatitis B before he starts the treatment. After starting the treatment for four months, his ALT increase from 76 to 195 as he takes D4T, 3TC, NVP. Is this the signal of hepatitis B or C or a drug side...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...At such a low CD4 count, the likelihood of nevirapine-associated hepatitis is quite low. It would be important to see if this can be related to viral hepatitis as you suggest, as this may be seen with 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 »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

...people, HCV progresses very slowly, usually over decades and there is a wide range of outcomes from chronic hepatitis C. HCV can affect other areas of the body. However, there have been reports of HCV progressing more quickly in HIV-positive gay... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...generally do not do as well as people who are recently infected. Your age, weightand the amount of Hep C virus in your blood can alsoaffect treatment success. For information about your treatment options, checkout the CATIE Fact Sheet on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...hepatitis A, B, or C virus Alcohol or drug abuse Liver Disease and Women Some liver problems occur during pregnancy or affect women more often than men. These include: Gallstones Biliary cirrhosis (bile duct damage) Autoimmune liver... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...back along with burning in the legs and shoulders associated with any of the Hep a.c.d.? in otherwords are the nerve endings affected to produce a feeling of chills [without fever] ? Read more »