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Serum Albumin Levels In Acute Hepatitis

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the serum albumin

Dear D.barbarathanks for being there to answer for my questionsjust i wanna know what is the problem if the serum albumin is above the normal range it is 49 g/dljust i wanna know if it is dangerous on the liver or not?thanks for your help and support...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No we usually worry about LOW albumin because one of the causes of that is poor liver function.... Read more »

HIV/ serum albumin correlation

Is it common or uncommon to have a serum albumin level as high as 48 g/l after several years'... Read more »

HBV surface antigen negative and detectable serum DNA?

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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Glossary Acute infection: with hepatitis C, this refers to the first six months after infection. Albumin: a protein made by the liver that carries drugs, hormones, and waste through the bloodstream, and helps maintain fluid levels within the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Rapidly Progressing Hepatitis C in New York Gay Men

Recent outbreaks of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have been reported in England, France, Germany, Holland, and the United States. Many of these cases were sexually transmitted, which is unusual... Read more »
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How You Can Help Your Patients Reduce the Level of Stress in Their Lives

Stress stalks all people living with HIV. It can be acute in onset, triggered by the loss of a loved one or by a host of other, lesser losses: a lease, a pet, a promotion, a client. Stress may be an inevitable result of living with HIV disease, but... Read more »
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Natural History of Hepatitis C

Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage your liver? ... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »

Need Some Experienced Opinions about Acute HIV

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 5 Replies
This seems so different when it's you and not one of your patients dealing with this. Granted, I am going through Acute HIV Illness and still feeling the side effects of it, but I just got my first test results today. CD4+ was 266, VL >500k. ... Read more »