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Diagnostic Test For Hepatitis C

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Dr. diagnosis confusing

Very confused! Elevated liver enzymes. While waiting for PCR and RIBA and hep test to come back, I had an ultrasound and endoscopy done! He tells me NO LIVER DAMAGE AND NO LIVER DISEASE. Then when the test comes back he says yes I have Hep C and...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...The best diagnostic test for hepatitis C is in the bloodwork. Elevated liver enzymes, anti-HCV-Positive, and HCV RNA present by PCR (your viral load) indicates that Read more »

annual diagnostics/tests

I would be grateful for your guidance. I am a 44 year old male diagnosed with HIV in 2001 and on... Read more »

Re:New Guy wants to know if he can do one of those wooooohoooot things?

Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob thank you so much for answering my question! I cannot thank you enough!... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada Approves Abbott Diagnostic Instrument, HIV-1 and Hepatitis C Tests

On Monday, Abbott Laboratories Inc. and Celera Group announced that Health Canada had approved the Abbott m2000, an automated molecular diagnostic instrument, and the Abbott RealTime HIV-1 and hepatitis C viral load tests. The tests were developed... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...simultaneously detects both antigen and antibodies for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The new test is also the first diagnostic test approved by FDA for use in children as young as 2 years of age, and pregnant women. This single,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Field Heats Up: Diagnostic Testing in the Developing World

Two recent meetings examined the need for cheaper and more accessible diagnostic assays for managing HIV therapy in less-developed regions of the world. In October, at its meeting in San Francisco, the Infectious Diseases Society of America... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Liver Spot

...half a century, yet until its isolation in 1989 hepatitis C infection was termed "non-A non-B" hepatitis by default. With a diagnostic test for hepatitis C came evidence that HIV and hepatitis C coinfection was actually quite common, yet only in... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with negative result. so the negative result after 8 weeks is accurate, isn't it? does it mean i... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...every doctor in the United States during a routine physical exam. As for coinfections, the clinical situation is even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or hepatitis C are not available at all. A greater tragedy is unfolding on the... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You would think that in the year 2006 that they could come up with a cost... Read more »