Does Accutane Blood Work Check For Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...These "liver function" tests measure the amounts of certain chemicals: bilirubin, AST, and ALT (or SGOT and SGPT). High blood levels can be a sign of hepatitis. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on liver function tests. Blood tests also look for the viruses that can cause hepatitis. Testing for hepatitis is recommended for all HIV+ people. If you have hepatitis and your health care provider wants to see if your liver is damaged, they...
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Question on blood test..

Dr Bob, this site is great, it has scared me at times and calmed me sometimes.. I had a very risky exposure on the 2nd January, had some symptoms like swollen throat and neck pain. I had a full blood test today, the results came in 15 minutes, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Middle Eastern Admirer in Tokyo,Unfortunately the doctor you saw is woefully uninformed! Routine hematology tests like the ones you had cannot diagnose HIV or rule it out. The only way to determine if you've acquired the virus is to take an... Read more »

pregnancy test

The partner i was with 2 years ago had hep c. i have had a liver function test when i went on the drug accutane for my skin about a year ago and a blood test to see if i was pregnant. would hep c or HIV show up in these tests? im so scared to get...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine not very well transmitted through heterosexual sex, so the chances of you having it are very low. However neither of the blood tests that you had can definitively diagnose HCV. You should get tested for HIV, hepatitis A,B and C and get... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine and Blood Test Results?

Hi Doctors,Thanks for your website.My girlfriend recently had the third (and final) jab in her series of vaccines for hepatitis B. Her labs prior to this were CD4 670 and VL 6000. The vaccine made her feel like she had flu for a few days after, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...cell count has fluctuated but the CD4 pool of cells is staying about the same. I understand your concern, but would not worry.Hepatitis B vaccine is a good idea for people with HIV who do not have immunity to this virus from prior exposure. ... Read more »

Testing the Blood Tests

Sir, I was wondering how the new versions of the HIV serology tests are tested. For example, I read that the Los Alamos lab has a repository of all known HIV strains, some so rare that they don't even have a name for it. Are new serology tests...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Antibody tests are continually being evaluated and monitored to make surethey continue to pick up all strains of HIV. With the exception of the rareand unusual "Group O" Strain, antibody tests will pick up HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests. If you have been... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will thendiscuss Hep C treatment... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...make decisionsabout starting and switching treatment. Getting regular CD4 cell tests -- alongwith viral load tests and other blood tests to monitor treatment sideeffects -- is an important way to take charge of your health. Read more »