Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Elevated liver enzymes
Hello,

Just wondering if people with early HIV infection (ie: 5 weeks) have elevated liver enzymes?

I have searched the net and there is nothing, no information on it at all. Just relates to HIV/Hep C co infection as Hep C is known to cause elevated liver enzymes. The rest is just how anti-HIV drugs cause liver enzymes to increase.

I am guess my slightly elevated liver enzymes have nothing to do with HIV infection given my low risk exposure, undetectable PCR at 10 days and negative antibody at 6.5 weeks.  

Thanks.
Cancel
8 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
No, your liver enzymes would not be elevated in early HIV infection. Any Hepatitis infection can causes the liver enzymes to be elevated. Medications can cause an elevation in the liver enzymes.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Okay thanks Teak, that is a big relief. In short, I had a basically no risk exposure (protected oral!) but all these things are happening to my body.

Much appreciated
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
The GP looked at my numbers, said it was only a very slight elevation (by 2) and I know numbers can reach the hundreds. She just suggested a hep test, which was negative.

Anyway, in my anxious state, I went to the infectious diseases unit of a major hospital and the doc there also had me take a LFT etc, he said my numbers were "perfect"... he also said stress, lifestyle etc can elevate LFT's.

Again, Teak, if HIV does not cause this, then I will not worry any longer. Thanks!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
HIV does not cause liver enzymes to elevate
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
just to elaborate, a virus, your eating habits, stress etc. can elevate enzymes easily. If you drink the night before you have a liver function test your enzymes will be significantly high.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
With HIV, it's the medication that elevates you liver enzymes.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks Teak.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you also Rae1.

Well, I do not drink but if stress can cause LFT's to go up, then, that is certainly the culprit. I have been stressed, chain smoking, binging on McDonalds and KFC (have not touched this stuff for 4 years!), drinking way too much coffee and ceased my usual 6 days per work bodybuilding training - now, I think this is the reason. Thanks a heap for your clarification.

Cheers
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top HIV Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Bogotá, Colombia
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
Arlington, WA
1508374 tn?1380812110
Blank
Greece
366749 tn?1370585676
Blank
Karachi, Pakistan
13276481 tn?1451150367
Blank
NJ
Avatar universal
Blank