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When Is Liver Biopsy Recommended In HIV

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Liver biopsy & HIV

Can liver biopsy results indicate present HIV infection?
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
Possibly if special studies and stains are done on the tissue, which would not normally be done on liver tissue after a routine biopsy. Read more »

another liver biopsy

I found out I had chronic Hep C in 2003. I had no symptoms at all and I think I had it for about 25... Read more »

How often should a biopsy be done?

I am co-infected with HIV and HCV and had a liver biopsy like you recommended over two years ago.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...tell how damaged your liver is. Some blood tests and scans can detect very serious liver damage, but many experts think that a liver biopsy is the best way to check the condition of the liver. During a biopsy, a sample of liver tissue is removed... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS

...(PT).Elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver damage. However, some people with HCVhave normal liver enzymes. Liver biopsy A liver biopsy (inserting a needle through the skin and into the liver toobtain a small sample) is... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...function tests. Blood tests also look for the viruses that can cause hepatitis. Testing for hepatitis is recommended for all HIV+ people. If you have hepatitis and your health care provider wants to see if your liver is damaged, they might order... Read more »
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Living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...A week ago as I sat in a doctor's reception room waiting for the results of a liver biopsy, it came to me that since my initial diagnosis twenty-one years ago, I have spent the last two decades attending the end of my Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I have a is there anyone else who is having problems with there liver count? I had to have a liver biopsy done on April 2 1999 and I got the results back with some inflammation in my liver and if my liver count keeps going up I my Read more »

initial results

Posted by uhohblita, 2 Replies
...came out okay. i asked her why my spleen would be like this and she mumbled something about my cholesterol. she is advising a liver biopsy but i dont think i want to do anything invasive so im not sure where to go from here. it is... Read more »

dear gmanbill,please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dear bill,if i have a liver biopsy,and/or a lymph node, biopsy.if its hiv,will it show in the biopsy,s.will they find it.all my normal tests have been neg.DNA,S Read more »