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Liver Disease Signals More Frequent in Young People With Than Without HIV

    A signal of early liver disease was 4 times more frequent in HIV-positive youth 15 to 20 years old than in HIV-negative people that age.
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    Two Tests Offer Early Signals of Liver Fibrosis
    Two Tests Offer Early Signals of Liver Fibrosis Figure 1. Fibrosis -- scar tissue replacing healthy liver cells -- can progress to cirrhosis, which leaves parts of the liver permanently damaged and nonfunctional. This study found that two tests using blood samples, FIB-4 and APRI, can give early signals of fibrosis in young people with HIV. (Illustration from Servier PowerPoint Image Bank.)
    Four Factors That Worsen Signals of Liver Damage in Young People With HIV
    Four Factors That Worsen Signals of Liver Damage in Young People With HIV Figure 2. Over time, increases in two markers of liver fibrosis (FIB-4 and APRI) were higher in young men than women with HIV and in people with a CD4 count below 350, a detectable viral load, or not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).
    Teresa B. Southwell
    The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

    The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy