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Does HIV+ Status Affect The Fatty Content Of The Liver In Any Way?

Does HIV+ Status Affect The Fatty Content Of The Liver In Any Way?

I'm dealing with this and my doctor is assuring me that getting down from my 226 pounds to around 200 and getting more exercise will alleviate most if not all of the problem. Of course, I'm not the least bit interested in cirrhosis of the liver. I've never been much for alcohol, so it's not from that. Sugar and carbs (rice, bread and pasta) are on the list of things for me to monitor and cut back. I'm cool with the prognosis and with the steps to correct the situation. Just curious, as HIV… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thanks, it's helpful knowing that. Happy New Year.

posted 7 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Some of the HIV meds can cause fatty liver disease this can lead to cirrhosis I think.

posted 9 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes from my understanding the medications for HIV, can cause fatty liver disease. Or the medical term is NAFLD, which stands for non alcaholic fatty liver disease. Especially those have had the history of HIV meds starting with AZT.

posted 11 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

The virus doesn't cause the weight gain however the meds will cause weight gain.

posted 10 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

This is probably the same thing, but here is another link to read.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC65...

posted 11 days ago
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