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Do Birth Control Medications Effect Hepatitis Tests

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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 person. Discuss this further with your healthcare professional.... Read more »

interaction of Kaletra and Yasmin birth control pills

Dr. Pierone,I am Hiv positive with a CD4 count of 290 and undetectable viral load. I have been... Read more »

HIV positive birth control options

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CDC Says Birth Control Doesn't Raise Women's Risk of Contracting HIV

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Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

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Illlinois Sex Ed to Cover Birth Control: Abstinence Will Be City Classes' Focus

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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
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Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

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Getting out of control.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've read through so many posts, past and recent. Sore nodes??????? Are they swollen, or sore? Big difference.Swollen and sore, or just swollen yeah may be a problem. Just sore? Come on people please that is so psychsomatic. You go to your doctor... Read more »