Pain In Liver During Acute Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...the same symptoms as viral hepatitis. In these cases, the liver is not damaged by a viral infection. The job of the liver is to break down many substances in the blood, and it can get overloaded. Some medications used to fight AIDS or related diseases can cause hepatitis. So can the common painkiller, acetaminophen (Tylenol). The best treatment for these types of hepatitis is to stop using alcohol or the drugs that are irritating the liver....
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a high risk experience in a high risk part of the world

I recently had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Bangkok(a fairly well-known hotbed for HIV/AIDS). About 11 days after my encounter, i began experiencing a very mild sore throat which seemed to only bother me when i woke up first thing in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is or is not HIV infected. The bottom line is that you put yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV, by having unprotected sex and consequently Read more »

Pancreas - severe pain

Thank you for maintaining this website.I have been on daily Atripla for 12 months. I've been undetectable and CD4 above 400 for the past 8 months. Everything seems to be working fine except:Since last week I have been experiencing severe acute...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...or kidney injury.So, I'd be discussing your symptoms with your doctor. If very severe, as you note, I wouldn't wait for your HIV doctor to come back into town, rather call his or her office to find our who's on call; or go to your local... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes, sustiva or hepatitis C?

Dear Doctor, after being on sustiva/truvada for almost three months my HIV viral load is undetectable and CD4 increased from 329 to 440. This looks good but my concern is elevated liver enzymes ALT 124 and AST 160. My doctor ordered hepatitis...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...good result from your therapy in terms of CD4 count improvement and viral suppression. I agree with your concerns about your liver function tests. However, I do think it is okay to continue for now as long as you have no symptoms of right upper... Read more »


Can HIV cause my dormant HBV to reactive. All my results (ALT, DNA, VL, Panel,PCR and all the Surface B test) have been normal/neg except Surfac AB Quant =
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You appear to certainly be negative for hepatitis B.If you have not been checked for hepatitis C, I would certainly recommend that. Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...therapy is usually continued as well, unless IRIS becomes life-threatening. To reduce the inflammation, you may be prescribed NSAIDs and/or corticosteroids. More research is currently looking at this issue. Starting HIV therapy while an active... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... AWP: $581.10 / month, $152.77 for 240 ml bottle Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, , 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Approximately 5-8% of people taking abacavir... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

...liver do? How does hepatitis C damage your liver? How can you protect your liver? Hepatitis C outside the liverHIV and hepatitis C coinfection Effect of hepatitis C on HIV Hepatitis C progression in HIV-positive people As... Read more »
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