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Liver Function Tests
May 26, 2004

Dear Dr. Dieterich,

I have been a Hep B carrier for over 25 yrs even before sexually active.

In April I had a liver function test and ultrasound. I do that every 6 months. My gastroenterologist said the results are perfect!

If I had unwittitngly contracted HIV say in Jan or Feb, would that have affected my recent test results.

I think many like me would be interested in this.

Thanks for your time.

Best wishes, Anthony

Response from Dr. Dieterich

If you are concerned about HIV, then you really have to ask for an HIV test. You really can't be assuming anything about your HIV status based on liver tests. Go get tested! Good luck! DTD

hepatitis B (problem)
Positive antibodies, but negative RNA

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