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Hepatitis Panel, Acute W/Reflex

I went to the doctor yesterday for my blood work results and he told me that I tested positive for Hepatitis C. I was tested by the Hepatitis Panel, Acute w/reflex. The lab work says that the Hepatitis C Antibody is reactive with a signal to cut-off...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You need one of the confirmatory tests you describe to determine true positivity and not think about the performance of the screening test. Read more »

Acute Hepatitis post window period/sero conversion

Hi Barbara, I very much appreciate your service for this entire world to give valuable information... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis C and HIV

Hi Dr. McGovern I know you said that if a person has Acute Hepatatis C ..then and only then will... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: Implications for Vaccination Programs

In 1982, a safe and effective vaccine became available to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and was recommended for persons at increased risk for infection. In 1991, a comprehensive immunization strategy was adopted that included routine... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral 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... Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

Chemistry (Chem) Screen The Electrolytes Kidney Function Tests Liver Function Tests Other Blood Chemistry Tests For More Information Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection?... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Advanced Search Log In Home > News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B.... Read more »

confused

Posted by Anonymous
...weeks, but virtually all patients seroconvert within 6 months (Am J Med 2000;109:568). Prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time from transmission to seroconversion." It doesn't mention HBV. Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

For Switch625

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Switch625 - What do you know about the chances of getting Hepatitis B from a brief oral encounter, say cunnilingus ? Read more »