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Liver Problems With Hiv Drugs

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Liver Friendly HIV Medications

dear dr. McGovern,Thanks for answering my question. It is very kind of you.About the hiv medications: could you possibly tell me which ones are liver friendly? I have heard that it is very difficult for people with liver problems, and hiv. I am so...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...For persons with HCV or HBV, tenofovir and emtricitabine (eg, Truvada) is a great example of some medications that are "liver friendly". They do not cause mitochondrial toxicity. Truvada also has activity against hepatitis B in those patients... Read more »

Liver & HIV medications

How does medication effect the liver, as the liver filters the medication. After an MRI, the... Read more »

Liver detoxification's effect on the HIV medication in my system.

I'm HIV pos and recently had an increase in liver enzymes. Is it ok to use an herbal liver... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Drug Linked to Serious Liver Side Effects, Health Canada Warns

...(darunavir) that serious liver side effects have been linked to the drug. Prezista is used, in combination with ritonavir and other HIV drugs, for patients who have failed other antiretroviral therapy. Among Prezista patients studied in clinical... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...HIV-positive people, the liver is particularly important because it processes many of the drugs used to treat HIV. Unfortunately, HIV drugs can cause liver damage, which can prevent the liver from working properly. Symptoms of Liver Damage ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...with both viruses. HIV increases liver damage from hep C. Coinfected people are more likely to have liver problems from anti-HIV drugs, but your health care provider can choose drugs that easier on the liver. People with both infections... Read more »
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Should i Start medication???

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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 my... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...anything until April 2004 after I spent a month in hospital with PCP. Since 2004, I have had a cascade of problems including liver disease, pancreatitis, prostate infections, neuropathy, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, congestive heart... Read more »

The Meds kill the liver

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The lastest reports are sobering and indicate that hiv medications may destry the liver and cause heart damage. Read more »

hiv hep c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...in hands insomina sleep apnea swollen eye lids constant grumbling in stomach swollen saliva gland ears still popping pains in liver and stomach. Read more »