Question

Does having HIV increase the risk of developing gall bladder disease, and if so would the gallblader be affected in a similar way to normal gallblader disease in common highrisk groups (ie. would gallstones be seen?).

Answer

HIV does not increase the risk for ordinary gallbladder disease, and if a person had both HIV and gallstones, the gallstones would be detectable. There are other kinds of gallbladder disease that are particular to patients with advanced HIV disease (AIDS), such as CMV cholangitis, but this is relatively rare.