Hepatic Disease in Patients With HIV

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/13/21 (What's New)


  • Hepatic steatosis can be observed after even brief periods of alcohol ingestion (Table 13)[Lucey 2009a]
  • Alcoholic hepatitis generally occurs after decades of heavy alcohol use[Lucey 2009a]
  • Even low-risk drinking in persons with chronic hepatitis C and/or B viral infection may exacerbate underlying liver disease[Wiley 1998]
  • Clinical Presentation of Alcoholic Hepatitis
      Laboratory Assessment
        Liver Biopsy and Differential Diagnosis
          Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease
            Treatment of Alcoholism

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