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Does Accutane Blood Work Check For Hepatitis

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Hepatitis Blood Work for A AB

What does it mean when my blood work comes back Reactive. I had a blood test for Hepatitis A AB, Total W/REFL IGM....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
This is good news. It means you are protected against the hepatitis A virus.... Read more »

hep c blood work

i had blood work done and it came back that I was reactive for hep c, however further extensive blood work showed I cleared virus naturally.I had my patner go for blood work and her doctor would only do basic/full blood work on her and hiv test. all...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I wouldn't base my decision not to test on normal liver function tests. Patients with hepatitis C CAN have normal liver tests. However, if you were found not to have any virus in your blood, then that is extremely reassuring. You can't... Read more »

confuse with hepatitis B blood report

Hi Dr. Hope you are doing good. I have hep B for last couple of years. My DNA is negative but still i am taking hepsara 10 mg once a day. I am doing blood work, ultrasound, twice a year and also my doctor is screening HBsag antigen once a year to...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
It sounds as though you are getting wonderful care for your hepatitis B virus infection. The goal of your medication is to stop the hepatitis B virus in the liver cells from making more/new hepatitis B viruses. The medication is working as your... Read more »

Please answer... everyday checking your website for answer

Hi Dr. Barbara,I am an expat living and working here in UAE, and just recently discovered only (May 2009) that I was infected with Hepatitis. The following results are as follows: HBs AG [+] (Count = 2.240 | Cut off value= .0231); HBe Ag [] (Count...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You will need to discuss this further with your own personal physician to be certain that I am interpreting your tests correctly - the way they are coming across in this format is unclear to me.It appears that your surface Antigen and your surface... Read more »
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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »


Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
Today- I went for my first round of lab work before my first appointment with the specialist. The blood work was a horrible experience. 7 vials of blood- I got sick, sweaty, almost passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood... Read more »

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

My man and I have been doing very well together. He is the love of my life!

You may remember I posted a few weeks ago about the fact that his CD4's were at 90 and his viral load undetectable. Well, about 3 months ago his doc switched... Read more »

3 month check up!

Posted by cm82391, 1 Reply
Went to the doc Monday after routine blood draw.

pretty standard, I had gone from undetectable back to "detectable" last time so this time I was back under so that was a relief.

Although, my last labs were 860 and this time they were 751. Is this a... Read more »