Sorry to read about you friend. Was she diagnosed with hep C?
I don’t know anything about the effects of HIV on the liver try the HIV forum.
Hep c is transmitted by having hep c infected blood entervthe blood stream of an uninfected person through an open, fresh, wet, weeping wound.
Hep c in not transmitted by washing the skin.
Causes of enlarged liver
Your enlarged liver might be due to one of these causes:
Inflammation or fatty liver. This could be from:
Some medications or alcohol
Autoimmune disease (your body's immune system attacks healthy tissue)
Metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors for heart disease that includes high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and belly fat)
Genetic disorders that cause fat, protein, or other substances to build up
Abnormal growths may cause an enlarged liver. These may be due to:
Tumors that start in or spread to the liver
A problem with blood flow. This may be due to a variety of conditions such as:
Congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart doesn't pump blood well
Hepatic vein thrombosis, a blockage of veins in your liver
It might also be caused by veno-occlusive disease, which is a blockage in the small veins in your liver.