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Pre-hospital Care For Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is...
Ask the Experts

about so much difference in cutoff values of Hepatitis C

I had Positive hepatitis result since start 2007. My first test result anti HCV antibody reactive 2.005 while cutoff value 0.195. One week later after using some medicine result 2.288 cut offvalue 0.195. one week later test results 2.021 cutoff...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Every lab is different and I wouldn't get any more HCV antibodies since they are all basically saying the same thing. A useful test would be a HCV RNA to see if you have virus in your blood along with liver function tests. Read more »

Hepatitis B pre-existing condition

I have been receiving treatment for Hepatitis B for about 2 years. Employment terminated. Is there insurer in southern California who will issue a policy to an individual with Hepatitis B? Thank you.
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If your coverage ended due to termination of employment, you should elect COBRA and at the end of COBRA apply for a HIPAA policy. Read more »

Hepatitis C & Enlarged Spleen left untreated

What happens with a person who has an Enlarged Spleen and it is not removed or the under laying cause most likely Hepatitis C with Bridging Fibrosis is not treated? I get extreme pain in the upper left & right quad's. Have no insurance and just got...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I share your concern for liver disease, expecially if your liver shows bridging fibrosis and you have an enlarged spleen. I would consider speaking to a social worker to see if they can assist you in determining how you might obtain financial... Read more »

Don't hospitals care about nutrition?

My sister was hospitalized three days ago, with an unexplained fever hovering around 101 and spiking to 104 - 105. She was on TPN for the previous week, because she had stopped being able to eat from feeling so bad. I've mentioned nutrition at the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Nutrition is important to hospitalized patients and is often overlooked. However, the gallons of iv fluids she was receiving contain lots of calories in the way of sugar. Of course that is not a balanced diet and should not be kept up for very long,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...week. RBV is a pill taken twice daily. These drugs have some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep Cwill experience side effects. Some common ones are: flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headachesand/or muscle pain depression anemia irritability Side effects often become less intense during thecourse of the treatment. And there... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the underside of gas pump handles, and on movie theater seats. Some reports have falsely indicated that CDC "confirmed" the presence of HIV in the needles. CDC has not tested such needles nor has CDC confirmed the presence or absence of HIV in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...virus. HIV antibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening... Read more »
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13 semanas Elisa Negativo pero Hepatitis A??

Posted by Jc82, 3 Replies
...dias afecte mis resultados ahora a los 3 meses .. (una vez terminada mi dosis celestamine (corticoide) pasaron mas de 12 dias antes de hacerme mi 3er. Elisa.. el de las 13 semanas) no c q pensar .. no me creo mi elisa negativo a las 13 semanas... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

tengo hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies han dado mis analisis pero aun tardar en ver al mdico. Podeis ayudarme a interpretar el resultado?: Anti VIH 1/2 negativo Hepatitis B: Hbs Ag positivo anti bhs 0,0 anti hb core positivo anti hb core IGM negativo Hbe Ag negativo Anti Hbe... Read more »

coinfeccin con hepatitis (para Dani)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hepatitis. Te refieres a que la persona infectada lo haga a la vez de vih y de hepatitis o a que tuviera ya hepatitis en su organismo antes del contacto con vih? Te lo digo porque yo estoy vacunado de la hepatitis B y tras una relacin de riesgo... Read more »