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Persistent (Chronic) ARS Rash

Dear Experts,Can HIV-related rash take as long as 1.5 - 2 months to disappear? Is this usual? Or could it be followed immediately by another HIV-related rash?Thank you very much.PaulB...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash associated with acute retroviral syndrome is usually transient sometimes lasting for hours to days. Many of the rashes associated with HIV are non=specific and occur in the general population. People with HIV have a large number of skin... Read more »

Chronic Active Hepatitis B

Just in need of some clarification. I was told probably eight years ago after having hepatitis B that it was chronic active. I have never paid much attention to that aspect of my health. Myfocus has always been on HIV, and I have not had any more...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Between 5 to 10% of people who develop acute hepatitis B will become chronicallyinfected. Of those, 70% develop chronic persistent hepatitis (CPH) and 30% develop chronic active hepatitis (CAH). Although the only sure way to tell the difference is... Read more »

Persistent Chronycal Hep

Dear Dr.,I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work is greatly appreciated.My mother has been diagnosed for 2 years now with persistent chronycal hepatitis (no type a,b,c defined).What kind of hep is this?What treatment would...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The term "chronic hepatitis". is usually reserved to "chronic viral hepatitis"You say that your mother has no viral hepatitis diagnosed,so I assume, you are referring to chronic elevation of hepatic tests,or other abnormalities... Read more »

Meaning of Hepatitis B panel test and ultrasound

My full viral hepatitis panel test shows the following results: HBeAg non-reactive, Anti-HBc reactive. SGPT = 17 (Normal Value= <40 U/L Male). However the ultrasound report says that the liver is normal in size and shows homogeneous echopattern....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
There are several different blood tests that tell us about hepatitis B virus infection. The test results you mention, the non-reactive HBeAg, and reactive Anti-HBc, do not answer the question of whether you have chronic hepatitis B. The eAg is a... Read more »
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Persistent Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I have posted before and would like to ask again about symptoms. I have had for over 1 month now swollen glands on and off, fever daily, headache daily, fatigue, on going sinus infection. I have been to the doctors and have gone through the... Read more »

Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
So, fellow posters &amp; experienced responders. Why is it that positive individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?

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If Symptoms Persist - Is It AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If the symptoms of alleged ARS last longer than 1.5 months and are mild and chronic, does this mean I am progressing to AIDS straight away?

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