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How To Treat Hepatotoxicity When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2007;370:29-38 Nevirapine package insert. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Copyright 2008 Sanne I, Mommeja-Marin H, Hinkle J, et al. Severe hepatotoxicity associated with nevirapine use in HIV-infected subjects. J Infect Dis 2005;191:825-9 Brown TT, Qaqish RB. Antiretroviral therapy and the prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis: a meta-analytic...
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REYATAZ, WHAT ARE ITS "WORSENING" / HEPATOTOXIC EFFECTS ?

dear dr. d good day and good health !can you state with specificity what effect(s) short-/longtermadministration of reyataz (atazanavir) can have on active untreated hbvin a coinfected patient ?the reyataz patient info leaflet states :reyataz can...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...You should certainly be treating your HBV along with your HIV. It is very convenient now with 3TC, FTC, and tenofovir which are all active against HBV. Reyataz Read more »

ALT/AST high again after 2nd try with Truvada

I have hiv/hepb and early last year, I was put on Truvada with Reyataz, whereupon my alt & ast climbed to 3000 & 1000. So I went off of the meds to let my liver rest. I started on Truvada and Isentress 4 months ago after my alt/ast dropped back...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HBV proteins.I suggest this strategy for the same reasons we used it in our clinic patients with HIV and HCV who had recurrent hepatotoxicity on HIV medications - interferon led to normalization of ALT and AST which allowed us to reintroduce... Read more »

HCV with deterating CD4 on HIV

I have been on the HCV treatment for 2 weeks now and just got my results back on my HIV CD4 and Viral Loads prior to the starting of treatment. My results were CD4 214 and VL 93050 but the HCV specialist doesn't want me to start HIV meds until the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your doctor may have several reasons for wanting to start your HCV therapy first. I have done just that in patients who had hepatotoxicity from trying to take their HIV medications. Treatment of their HCV infection enabled me to then treat their... Read more »

REYATAZ, WHAT ARE ITS "WORSENING" / HEPATOTOXIC EFFECTS ?

dear dr. d good day and good health ! can you state with specificity what effect(s) short-/longterm administration of reyataz (atazanavir) can have on active untreated hbv in a coinfected patient ? the reyataz patient info leaflet states : reyataz...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have used atazanavir in a number of hepatitis B infected patients without any problem. Atazanavir can cause an increase in indirect bilirubin levels (Like Gilbert's syndrome) which has not yet been demonstrated to actually cause any liver... Read more »
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Hepatotoxicity

...the FDA are Agenerase, Aptivus, Crixivan, Fortovase, Invirase, Kaletra, Lexiva, Norvir, Reyataz, and Viracept. What is hepatotoxicity? Hepatotoxicity is a general term for liver damage. Medications, including those used to treat HIV... Read more »
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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...take charge of your health and have the best chance to slow or prevent disease progression. Getting informed about HIV and its treatment will help you make the best of your situation. An important factor in getting good care and treatment is to... Read more »
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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers You may want to tell your employer if your HIV illness or treatments interfere with your job performance. Get a letter from your doctor that explains what you need to do for your... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV Read more »
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Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
...Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

It'z HIV positive so look 4 the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take... Read more »