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Can Hepatitis B Cause Low Platelets

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Isentress

...weakness, dizziness, and lipodystrophy. Other observations with unclear relationship to Isentress include cancer (new and recurrent, though most patients had other risk factors for cancer), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), low platelets, and elevated liver enzyme levels. May cause elevated levels of a muscle enzyme (creatine kinase) on blood tests. Contact your health care provider if you experience unexplained muscle pain,...
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pls interpret my husband lab result

Hello Dr McGovern, here is my husband result. ALT 49, Ferritin 378.8, WBC 3.9, platelets 114, Anti HAV (total) Antibody detected, HBsAG Antigen detected, Anti HBC (total) Antibody detected, HBeAG Antigen detected, Anti HBe (total) Antibody not...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
He has a relatively low viral load and modest elevations of ALT. He also has a mild decrease in his white blood cell count and a decrease in his platelet counts. He may be a candidate for a liver biopsy. You and your husband should discuss this with... 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 »

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 »

low platelet count

hii was diagnosed with hiv in december 05. i started haart on 1st June 06 due to my platelet count dropping to 30k. my most recent blood results show that my cd4 is 576 and viral load undetectable. however my platelet count is only 17k. surely if my...
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
...In most cases low platelet counts associated with HIV infection will respond to HIV treatment. In some cases it will not. You always need to look at what meds Read more »
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Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (See fact sheet 506 ): Two hepatitis A vaccine shots are given. Hepatitis B vaccine is a series of three shots. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C . Flu shots are recommended in... Read more »
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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 »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos Read more »

LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...goes. Limph nodes are seem to be fine. They are not swealling. I do not have any fever or cough, night sweat. Since I have low platelet and joint pain what conclusion can you draw for me. Do you think it is a HIV symptoms? People who have... Read more »