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Can Hepatitis C Cause A Drug Screening Test To Be Flawed

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Testing Campaign Finds Link Between HIV, Hepatitis C

A Western Colorado AIDS Project HIV and hepatitis C testing campaign has found an average 12% positive rate for hepatitis C among HIV-positive people and injection drug users who access the organization's services, Cox News Service/Grand Junction ... Read more »
Women Alive

HIV and Drug Users: A Different Clinical Picture

Different Clinical Picture The clinical picture of HIV in drug using populations is significantly different from HIV in other populations. For example, there are almost no cases of Kaposi's Sarcoma in male IDU's (Injection Drug Users) who are also... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Tests and Monitoring

Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype by region Liver enzyme tests: ALT and AST Other... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »

pls help me to asses my stis results

i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks of having risk exposure with a protected intercourse.the following are the test results1) hepatitis -c : result : negative2)hepatitis b surface antigenaustralia...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
So you are negative for HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis. You can get an antibody test for HSV-2 if this is a concern of yours. Discuss with your doctor. Routine testing for HPV is not done in men.DW... Read more »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody was negative they came down to normal this happend again in 1995 again hep-c antibody was negative at that time also,and in May 2005 hep-c negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For health care workers, needlestick injuries with exposure to blood can lead to acute hepatitis C. I believe that is what happened to you. 1. Your liver function tests in the past were only modestly abnormal and that was probably due to some degree... Read more »

viral load <50; t-cells fluctuating?

dear dr. holodniy,i'm a 50 year old male, hiv+ since about 1980. i have never had an OI, and have on antiviral therapy for about 10 years. {azt initially, then indinavir, + 3tc, + azt, and now viramune and combivir}.i never had a baseline...
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
Your CD4 count could be fluctuating or it could be a real trend. The percentage tends to be a more stable number over time. The absolute number is a function of your total white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte count. Simply put if your total... Read more »
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final suggestion and comments on my hiv ans stis status

Posted by chandyram
FINALLY i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks.by godsgrace every thing came negative, the following are the the tested results

1) hepatitis -c : result : negative

2)hepatitis b surface antigen
australia antigen
ob... Read more »

Symptoms Still Present after 6 months.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,

I've been visiting this site as well as others in search of information regarding "delayed seroconversion". I have had a negative antibody test at 3 months, 4.5 months and 6 months. I would have put this behind be a long time ago, but I still... Read more »

A los profesionales (opinion)

Posted by Nitram2, 3 Replies
Hola, yo escrib hace un tiempo para ver si poda calmar mis temores, pero, veo que no puedo.

En mayo '06 tuve una relacin de riesgo con una sexoservidora, y la situacin de riesgo fueron besos, masturbacin mutua, y la mas estpida (estaba ebrio) dos... Read more »