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Can Birth Control Affect Hepatitis Test

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...are taking all their doses. For patients with very high or very low body weight. For children and teen-aged patients. To assess interactions between HIV medications. To assess interactions with non-HIV medications such as birth control pills, methadone, or TB medications. For patients with kidney or liver problems, including hepatitis. For pregnant patients. For women nearing menopause.
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Birth control pills with Hepatitis C(cronic)

I was tested positive for hepatitis C.There are no abnormalities of blood works and no other current noticeable effects.Should the use of birth control pills be prevented due to any affect on the liver or can they be used safely?Thanks.
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Birth control pills may be used in the setting of chronic hepatitis C. Your risk of problems from them should be no greater than the average Read more »

Hepatitis Risk affecting HIV test results

Hey Doc,I recently tested HIV negative 19 weeks after a possible exposure. I did however catch chlamydia and am on my third round of antibiotics to clear it up. I'm a 19 year old straight male, no drug use. My questions are.1. Should hepatitis be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Hepatitis is a contagious viral illness but I'm not sure why you are worried about it based on the information in your question. Your doctor Read more »

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
...Hello,Birth control therapies do not affect HIV test results. It is extremely unlikely you would have an autoimmune disease that you didn't know Read more »

hepatitis b affects cd4 counts?

does hepatitis b or c affect the cd4 count of a hiv person?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...ago to look at CD4 counts of HIV-NEGATIVE persons with cirrhosis (advanced liver disease) to see if liver disease itself may affect these counts. We found that 65% of these patients had a low CD4 count with a normal CD4 percentage. Another study... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and hepatitis, after a shorter time period than men. Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can cause an increase in hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) and should not be used in women who... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS

...properly. Ribavirin causes severe birth defects, so it is recommended that womentaking ribavirin should use at least two forms of birth control. Women shouldnot use ribavirin for at least six months before they become pregnant or... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...women (for example, indications for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, dosing adjustments by weight, drug interactions with birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy) may be found in various sections throughout the package insert. ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...of anticonvulsants and Sustiva should be performed or alternative anti-seizure medications should be considered. Can affect birth control pill levels, so a second barrier contraceptive method is advised. Sustiva can lower the concentrations 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 »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?... Read more »