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Symptoms Of Poor Liver Function And Aids Patients

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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Epzicom is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs: abacavir sulfate (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir). Both of these medicines are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make...
Ask the Experts

Why is there a patent for an AIDS cure in 1996?

came across it and was a bit taken aback by it...any thoughts as to why?patent#5,676,977
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...report"."All were terminal, some, however, were in moderate condition, and others in poor" What is this nonsense about terminal AIDS patients?"...indicates whether hepatomegaly occurred. This was an unfortunate consequence of the treatment which... Read more »

so is this all rubbish as well??? should we just dismis it??? (TETRASILVER TETROXIDE 2008) (THE CURE FOR AIDS)

so tell me boss...should we all just dismis this as well??? I mean it wasn't world-wide news so it must be FALSE yeah????http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo=2003043537&IA=WO2003043537&DISPLAY=DESC(WO/2003/043537) IMPROVEMENTS IN CURING AIDS WITH...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which resulted in enlarged livers in all patients except the second one. Despite hepatomegaly, there was no interference with liver function. Read more »

Can HEPC show up in routine liver function tests for pregnancy?

Hi there,I am just wondering if Hep C can be spotted through routine Liver Function Tests in pregnancy? many thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No. If you are concerned, I would ask for HCV testing. Read more »

High liver function tests & recreational drugs

Is it possible for liver function tests (alt & ast) to be high due to a couple of occasions when I used receational drugs? If so, how long would the high levels persist and how long might it take for them to get back to normal?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hi and thanks for your post.It is entirely possible that elevations in liver function tests could be from recreational drug use-- ranging from alcohol use, Tylenol or even viral infection (?hepatitis).It's frankly Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

...date there have been only small, inconclusive studies on age-related health conditions and AIDS, partly because so many early AIDS patients died quickly in the era before robust treatments were available. Many experts believe some conditions... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...produces the disease in that host. With regard to postulate #1, numerous studies from around the world show that virtually all AIDS patients are HIV-seropositive; that is they carry antibodies that indicate HIV infection. With regard to... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also have some blood tests done including: Liver function tests Electrolyte level Blood pH level Lactate level Treatment will depend on your... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems among AIDS patients. Without definitive research, which has just begun, that second wave of suffering could be a... Read more »

Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not that! Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... 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 Read more »