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When Is Liver Biopsy Recommended In HIV

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Liver Biopsy-HIV/Hep C

I'm having a liver biopsy on next Friday. Was due to start treatment with the Telaprevir/Interferon/Ribavirin last month, but decided to get the biopsy first to ascertain the extent of damage to my liver. I'm HIV+ for 20 years, t-cell...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
There are many factors to consider before embarking on hepatitis C therapy with telaprevir/peginterferon/ribavirin for someone infected with both HIV and hepatitis C genotype 1. I recommend that you consider your liver biopsy results before making... Read more »

frequency of liver biopsy

I had a liver biopsy last year that indicated mild HEPC condition. Treatment has yet to be started... Read more »

Liver biopsy & HIV

Can liver biopsy results indicate present HIV infection?... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

What Is a Biopsy? Why Do a Biopsy? How Is a Biopsy Performed? How Are the Results of a Biopsy Reported? How Are the Results Used? What Are the Side Effects of a Biopsy? After the Biopsy What Is a Biopsy? A biopsy is the analysis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Virus and HIV Co-infection: Results of a Survey on Treatment Practices and Recommendations for Therapy

"The management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection is challenged by the selection of patients for therapy, options for antiviral medication, and inconsistency in published treatment guidelines," explained... Read more »

Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Antiretroviral Agents Dosing and Administration Recommendations: PIs

Adapted from Bartlett J.G. and Gallant J.E. 2001-2002 Medical Management of HIV Infection . Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 2001. This table is a replacement for the table that was printed with a copy error on page 8 of the November 2001... Read more »
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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 recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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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 liver always hurts and is sore.

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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.


Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

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 which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »