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How High Are Liver Enzymes In Hep C Patients

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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 What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people
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Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just... Read more »

viral load

the last time I visited with my specialists he said my viral load was at 1,000,000 / ml and my geno type is 1, what exactly does this mean? he also told me that since I already am so fatigued and so sick to my stomach that he would not recommend...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis C?Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by a virus. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted through infected blood. Hep C spreads easily when drug users share equipment. Over 80% of injection drug users have hepatitis C. Hep C can... Read more »

Untreated Hepatitis C

I know that elevated enzyme levels (ALT, AST etc) are indicators of liver cell damage. If such levels have been elevated for two decades, but no treatment was sought and/or recommended, is it almost a certainty that the liver has been deteriorating...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There has not been a good correlation between elevated ALT and AST and the amount of liver damage. I would be more concerned about the extent of background alcohol use. A biopsy will Read more »

HEP C

my mom recently found out she has HEP C. what is considered a high count i believe her count is 63 is that good? is that considered at the dormaint stage? please help me.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I suspect you are asking me to comment on an ALT or AST test which is a measure of enzymes. However, these tests do not tell you whether or not a patient has scarring. The tests for that are non-invasive fibrosis markers Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...co-infected men, detectable levels of both HIV and hepatitis C virus have been found in the semen, which means that transmission of hep C through semen is at least a possibility. Many of these factors apply to more than just poz men -- they also... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...also associated with liver damage. Unlike Viramune, PIs may cause liver damage at any time. Patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C may be at higher risk for developing liver damage while taking PIs. In addition, HIV-positive people may... Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...having fibrosis based on drugs. How do you know you're just not picking up this person, if you pulled him off the street without hep C and biopsied him, wouldn't have stage 2 disease? Daniel Fierer: It's a good question, one that our reviewers... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Tests and Monitoring

... Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype Read more »
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Just keeps getting worse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...said to continue taking my Zanx. (sorry about the spelling). Anyway, woke up the first morning after taking the Sustiva, so HIGH, that I could not walk from one room to another. I crawled, and not very well, was almost too high for that too. I... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy 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 Read more »

new doc status

Posted by uhohblita, 2 Replies
...understood that stress may be exagerating things but there is an underlying condition. She did say that no one should have elevated liver enzymes, especially at my young age of 25. She ordered a whole host of blood tests and supposed to... Read more »