Does HIV affect the liver?
I wonder if you can tell, does having HIV affect your liver?
The hospital have said they need to do regular LFTs. I do not have hepatitis. Thank you
Checking regularly your liver function is really important and your hospital is right to insist on that, even if you do not have hepatitis. Firstly, it is a good clinical practice, then it is always better to be regularly monitored as if some health problems appear, you will be able to react quicker and avoid complications.
HIV (if not treated with ARVs) can cause liver problems on its own. ARVs have a protective function in that respect. You can see more about the liver monitoring tests here.