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Elevated Liver Enzymes And Positive Hep B Core

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Ask the Experts

hep B or C???

Hi doc,Happy new year first of all,I'd like to ask you in your experience which virus is most likely to self limitate between Hep B and C. I ask because eventhough both are really bad; most people are more scared by hep C due to the fast evolution...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Happy New Year to you as well!In general, Hepatitis B and C can both cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. However, more adults become chronically infected with HCV while most of those Read more »

Lab results

DNA Viral load: 209 millionALT 61AST 31 HBsAG (+)Hep B Core Ab, (-)Since my liver enzymes are... Read more »

Can Dilantin give a false positive of Hep B?

Blood test shows I am Hep B surface Ab positive; Hep B core Ab, total positive; but my liver... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...for HBV Monoinfection Glossary Introduction Welcome to this treatment guide for HIV-positive people who also have hepatitis B(HBV). This guide provides information on the prevention, care, and treatment of HBV,and the impact of HBV on... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and alcohol Removing waste from your blood Producing enzymes and bile that help you digest food Making proteins needed by the immune system to help your body resist... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...lower hep C viral load Do not have serious liver damage Are women Are younger than age 40 Do not have HIV or hepatitis B infection Are white, not African American Can Hep C Be Prevented? Although there are... Read more »
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symptoms but still negative

Posted by joe_swiss, 2 Replies 560 and now, at week 22, down to 460. My CD4:CD8 ratio changed from 1.4 to 1.3 and now to 1.27. I also have/had elevated liver values (e.g. ALT around 57, bilirubin was constantly around 25, QUICK slightly too low, PTT/BCS slightly too high). ... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
...Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes? My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via Read more »

Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...Hey everyone! I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »