Birth Control Recommended For Women With Hep B

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An Overview of Aptivus (Tipranavir)

...doses of tipranavir. Individuals should always take tipranavir as prescribed by their doctor. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine, especially if they have hepatitis B or C virus infection or have other liver problems. Possible Side Effects Serious liver problems, bleeding in the brain, rash, increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and changes in body fat are...
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Needle Stick

I recently was stuck with a needle at work. I was taken to the emergency room, where they did a HIV, hep b and hep c test. I was negative for hep b and c, but he said my HIV test was inconclusive, he said that a 0 is negative a 1 is inconclusive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needlestick exposure). Latex condoms should be used with your partner until your negative status is confirmed. You might also consider hepatitis B vaccination as a preventative measure against future accidental exposures if you work in a health... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

interaction of Kaletra and Yasmin birth control pills

Dr. Pierone,I am Hiv positive with a CD4 count of 290 and undetectable viral load. I have been okay taking Kaletra and Truvada for one year until 3 months ago when i got a prescription for yasmin birth control pills and am awaiting my last shot for...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There is a lot of misunderstanding about hepatitis in general. Hepatitis simply means liver inflammation. When the liver function tests increase, as yours have, something is producing inflammation of the liver. The... Read more »
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Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...and headache. Women taking birth control pills may get a skin rash. Tipranavir can make liver problems worse. Patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis C should have careful monitoring of liver blood tests. Some patients taking tipranavir developed... Read more »
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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...some pharmaceutical products. Hypericin is active against several viruses, including cytomegalovirus, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, and herpes. This antiviral activity has been shown in the laboratory and animal studies, but not in human... Read more »
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How to Read a Package Insert

...if the drug should be taken with or without food. If the medicine is indicated for more than one use (e.g., to treat HIV and hepatitis B), you may see separate sections for each use. Separate information also may be given about dosages for women... Read more »
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...pain, headache, muscle weakness, and elevated liver enzymes, a sign of liver damage -- this may be more common in people with hepatitis B or C. As seen with other protease inhibitors (except unboosted Reyataz), there can be increased levels of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...ate food and has the same color of food I eat. On 14th week, I saw a new doctor who suggested I should go for Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

hep b / hiv coinfect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply it possible to get hiv / hep b coinfection via oral sex, say cunnilingus, if so, would the hep b infection cause an hiv test to be neg after 6-8 weeks or so. Read more »
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