Do Birth Control Medications Effect Hepatitis Tests

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...are taking all their doses. For patients with very high or very low body weight. For children and teen-aged patients. To assess interactions between HIV medications. To assess interactions with non-HIV medications such as birth control pills, methadone, or TB medications. For patients with kidney or liver problems, including hepatitis. For pregnant patients. For women nearing menopause.
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Taking Medications while testing for HIV and Hepatitis

Hello Dr, I promise i will donate to the organization. I got tested for HIV and Hepatitis C and both test results came back negative. But i just realized i was taking Famcyclovir during my window period because i had the shingles. I was just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with your doc! Famciclovir will not affect the validity or accuracy of your HIV and hepatitis tests.Dr. Bob Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You can spontaneously recover from hepatitis C just as you can from hepatitis A and B. Approximately 15-30% of folks with hepatitis C spontaneously clear the virus from their Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...option for these patients); Prior kidney or heart transplant; Women who are pregnant; Women who are unable or unwilling to use birth control (hepatitis C therapies can cause severe birth defects). For people coinfected with HIV and HCV, there are... Read more »

Is it safe?

Dear sir,My wife was tested positive for chronic hepa b. She have undergone medication for 6mos already. I have 2 questions for this. First, her medication was injectibles and it cost a lot can she switch into tablets that are effectively equivalent...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The last one is easy yes she can take birth control pills. There are also many medications that she can take by pill for the hepatitis B. Which ones depend on what country you are Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and hepatitis, after a shorter time period than men. Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can cause an increase in hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) and should not be used in women who... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...Effects? The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness and headache. Women taking birth control pills may get a skin rash. Tipranavir can make liver problems worse. Patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...defects. Do not take ribavirin if you arepregnant or planning to become pregnant. Women and their male partners must useeffective birth control while taking ribavirin. It is important to stopribavirin at least six months before trying to get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Darunavir (Prezista)

...and anti-fungal drugs. Make sure that your health care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. Some birth control pills may not work if you are taking darunavir. Talk to your health care provider about how to prevent an... Read more »
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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 »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...sore for 2-3 weeks. thats 2 times 21 days equaling 42 sores on my body at any giving time. Sadly i am resistant to all these medications. After struggaling to take these meds i had about a ten gallon size bag of pills left over i didn't take... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy Read more »
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