Swollen Glands And Abnormal Liver Test

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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver function tests (LFTs) are one of the best ways to find out if you have liver damage. LFTs should be part of routine HIV blood work. The most common LFTs are: ALT or SGPT (alanine aminotransferase): liver enzyme ...
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coinfection - delayed seroconversion?

Dear doctor,please help. i am writing to you to ask about the possibility of delayed seroconversion due to coinfection. I tested negative for Hep C and HIV at 3months, but i had weight loss, vomiting, fatigue and swollen glands 6-7 weeks post risk...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you used a condom, I do not consider this a high risk exposure. If your liver function tests are abnormal, it is reasonable to follow up on this with testing for hepatitis B or C viruses. Your swollen glands could also Read more »

HTLV-I Testing and Symptoms Timeline

I am confused concerning timelines. I understand that standard practice is HIV testing at 3 and 6 months and that possible no symptoms may be experienced (after possible ARS) for many years. I am howver confused on HTLV-1 as I read at this site...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...that up to 5% of people with HTLV-I will get leukemia. Symptoms of ATL include swollen glands, an enlarged liver, abnormalliver function tests, an enlarged spleen, skin lesions, bone lesions, and sometimes an increased level of calcium in the... Read more »

What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or "normal" for swollen...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon after any viral infection, including after just a few days. So swollen glands can certainly start setting in by 3 months, and in fact, set in much earlier! Swollen lymph nodes... Read more »

Swollen Glands In Fat People

Im Really fat. How can I detect swollen glands if I cant even feel themthrough all my fat?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. The best way to know whether you haveswollen glands or not, is to see your physician. You physician is trained toknow when lymph glands are abnormally large or swollen. If you Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

... Chemistry (Chem) Screen The Electrolytes Kidney Function Tests Liver Function Tests Other Blood Chemistry Tests For More Information Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...phosphatase (ALP). High levels ofliver enzymes may be a sign of liver damage. Several HIV drugs can causeelevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests also include bilirubin, a bloodpigment. High levels of bilirubin may indicate liver problems.... Read more »

An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

...immediately if you experience: Hepatotoxicity (serious liver problem). Patients with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or abnormalliver function tests before being treated with darunavir, should be monitored closely. Call your healthcare provider... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people... Read more »
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