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What Factors Contribute To High Risks Of AIDS

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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 Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work... Read more »

is esr elevated throughout hiv stages?

hi there doc!i was wondering 1-does esr stay elevated throughout hiv stages?2-can esr be normal in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated with Mortality in HIV Type 1-Infected Adults Initiating Protease Inhibitor-Containing Therapy: Role of Education Level and of Early Transaminase Level Elevation

...decline in mortality among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults in industrialized countries since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), mortality remains higher among HIV-infected adults than in the general... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

... Having a more compromised immune system is the biggest risk factor for both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers in HIV patients, a new study by French researchers finds. Noting that "the relative roles of immunodeficiency, HIV viral... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood is importantfor the body to function properly, having too much is unhealthy. Having highlevels of lipids is called hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia and HIV There are many possible causes for high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand

...(PLWHA) in northern Thailand, "was to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)," the authors wrote. The knowledge gained was used in Phase II "to... Read more »
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Highly resistant HIV

Posted by BeerMe30, 3 Replies
...is right. It has been a month after finding out positive. I just found out my lab results yesterday and it shows I have a high resistant form of HIV. I am just looking to hear from others who have a highly resistant strain. I am on 5 meds,... Read more »

Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...2-3 weeks of my infection(the acute phase). Before this strange infection I would have to take lysine pills when eating meals high in arginine nuts or almond butter or else I'd very often get a cold sore the next day. For three months or so I... Read more »

question about cbc

Posted by chrisbadmushroom
...does any one know if a high with blood count could happen in the early stages of hiv or would those values always be lower and high eosinphical white cell 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 pos partner. I tested NEG at Read more »