Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


help dr.McGovern I'm scared!!
Apr 30, 2005

hi Dr. McGovern I was exposed to the blood of a person that I later found out had yellowish eyes. She also told me she had been feeling kind of fatigued. She told me this was probably due to bad circulation and doesn't want to get tested for hep or hiv. This happened 6 weeks ago, yesterday I tested for heb B and it came out negative, is this reliable? How long shoud I wait for a reliable hiv, hep b & C test? I've been feeling strange discomfort in my abdomen, specially on the right side, sometimes loss of appetite, and nausea at times, is this of great concern?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Sometimes when people have a potential exposure, they experience a lot of symptoms due to anxiety. I would simply follow-up with your physician for examinations, serial testing (at 3 months and 6 months) and then you will be reassured.

Dr. McGovern



Previous
HEP B & Required Physical
Next
Need help from N J!!!!!!

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement