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What Does A Liver With Hiv Look Like

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...HIV-positive people may have liver damage or stress on their livers caused by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV (cytomegalovirus), or cryptosporidiosis Hepatitis usually caused by infection with the hepatitis A, B, or C...
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Elevated liver enzymes pre-HIV and pre-meds

Hi Dr HolodniyI had ALT;17 and AST:48 last year when I was HIV negative. Three months after seroconversion, both numbers are in the 80s. I have been tested negative for HBV and HCV in the most recent blood work. I am not on any medication (HAART or...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...One can certainly see elevated liver enzymes as a result of acute HIV infection. Three months after HIV infection is a bit long to see elevated enzymes, although it is possible. In addition to alcohol, Read more »

Alcoholic Liver Disease and HIV

I have recently been diagnosed with two things: alcoholic liver damage (moderate), and HIV. How will my body tolerate the medications? And for how long? Are there any medications for HIV that do not need to go through the liver? Please answer...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Treatment for HIV is very important to slow down liver disease progression. Several studies suggest that suppression of HIV is a good thing for Read more »

Liver & HIV medications

How does medication effect the liver, as the liver filters the medication. After an MRI, the results were that i have Hemangiomas,several on the liver.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...None of the currently widely used HIV meds in the US are linked to development of hemangiomas (which occur in the general population and are often an incidental finding Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work my liver enzyme values came back somewhat high, ALT 62, AST 47. My hbv and hcv serologies were negative as of September 2008. My doctor immediately...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...liver diseases as well (eg, hemochromatosis - a liver disease that is relatively common in the US - but not an issue related to HIV per se).Alcohol use and some over-the-counter drugs can sometimes cause elevated liver function tests as well.... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

A New Look at Liver Toxicity Development During Antiretroviral Therapy Containing Protease Inhibitors in Patients With HIV

...combinations are not excluded). Although PIs have been key in lengthening survival for people with HIV and delaying full-blown AIDS, some providers have been reluctant to prescribe them because of reported side effects about liver toxicity. Soon... Read more »
Project Inform

Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

...with HIV/HCV. A report from a small study of the popular herbal supplement, milk thistle, was presented at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. The study looked at its possible ability to improve liver function in co-infected... Read more »
The Body PRO

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Is Common in HAART-Experienced Patients; Several HIV- and Antiretroviral-Related Factors May Play Role

...Accompanying me on this interview is Gerald Pierone, M.D., an HIV clinician/researcher and the founder and executive director of the AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast in Fort Pierce, Fla. Giovanni Guaraldi: My name is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

... Following liver transplantation, HIV-positive recipients have survival rates similar to HIV-negative recipients, according to a British research team. Kosh Agarwal Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems Read more »

Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous
...question.can hiv affect the liver,even when a person is not on meds.?my liver enzymes are always high.my liver always hurts and is sore. Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »

does hiv affect your liver

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
...one SPT i think is 51 which are both high. i have been having pain in that area for months but the docs wouldnt listen. does hiv affect my liver? i am really trying to get over my hiv OCD but my bodys going downhill. Read more »