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What Does High Bilirubin Count Mean In Aids Patient

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High Levels of Bilirubin

Hello, i have been HIV+ for 8 years, my viral load is undetectable and cd4 is 349. I was going to have a hernia operation and was sent to have blood work done. My results were a 5 times then normal for bile. I then was told to redo my blood work and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
My first thought is that Reyataz is the issue. Reyataz can commonly cause an elevated bilirubin. This is not a cause for concern.I would simply discuss the lab results with your HIV doctor. You also need a fractionation of the bilirubin. If your... Read more »

How to Lower Bilirubin

Hi. I have been using Reyataz as my PI, paired with Epivir and Videx, for 3 months and this is my... Read more »

bilirubin level hits 7.97

I have been on many HIV drugs in the main 3 classes since being diagnosed in 1992. I am resistant... Read more »
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POZ + big lower cheeks + high CD8 count = DILS

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
If you are infected with HIV and have developed swollen cheeks and a
high CD8 count that does not go away with time then you probably have
DILS. Fortunately, unless it turns into cancer, DILS is harmless. It
is a good idea to have your doctor confirm... Read more »

Does HIV postive really mean anything?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
HI forgive me i say soemthing that may sound stupid. I have read alot abt HIV AND AIDS, BUT recently reading Christine Maggiore i am wondering is she might be right. She challenges almost every known fact on HIV/aids 'That many experts now contend... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
In October '09, I became sick. I was stubborn and didn't start seeing a doctor until December. The doctor at the Student Health Center tried treating the multiple infections he found. I was also severely anemic. Since I am a veteran, he... Read more »