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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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false positive due to hepatitis A and cold or flu

Hey Doc,Gotta say that I enjoyed reading your responses :) great sense of humor.I have an interesting situation. I am going to get my 8 week anti HIV test tomorrow but I can't help but worry about getting a false positive result because I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joe,HIV-antibody testing remains very reliable. Your fears about a false positive resulting from your bout of hepatitis A 14 years ago or your recent cold are completely unwarranted. Please note false-positive results are quite rare and when... Read more »

Common cold, flu or allergies? Is tylenol ok?

Dear Dr Keith,Thank you for all you help on the forum.I have a question for you.I have been on Atripla for 2 motnhs now with almost no side effects. Winter is kicking in here in Lima, Peru and people are starting to get the FLU and common colds....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminphem) in modest doses (1-2 grams total daily) is OK with Atripla. More caution needed if liver problems such as hepatitis C. Cold symptoms usually get better in 5-7 days. Influeza (flu) symptoms can take longer (7-10 days +). KH... Read more »

Hepatitis A

About 3 weeks ago I began having symptoms of flu and had blood test that confirmed that I had Hepatitis A, I spent 3 days in hospital on IV's My question now is my lymph nodes in my neck and my groin area are enlarged and causing severe...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Enlarged lymph nodes are not typical of Hepatitis A. You should be evaluated for a different problem if these persist.... Read more »

HIV meds against the flu

I have been positive for about five years. The last time I recall having a high grade fever or "flu-like symptoms" is when I probably sero-converted. I am in the medical profession (not a physician). I know the flu is a viral event. I have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.In brief, HIV medications have no activity against influenza virus. The only virus where there is reliable cross activity of HIV medications is the activity of tenofovir, FTC and 3TC against hepatitis B virus.BY... Read more »
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flu like symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long would it take for one to turn positive after the flu like symptoms subsided.

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Flu-Like Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would Flu-like symptoms start immediately after exposure, like a day or 2, or is there a time period before they start. Also, what is the sore throat like?? Is it raw and hurt to swallow? I had a sore throat after an exposure and a very mild fever.... Read more »

What exactly are "flu like symptoms"....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know with HIV you can't go by symptoms (so they say). But if one was to experience them, they say you'd have "flu like" symptoms. What exactly does that mean? Is it stomach flu type of symptoms where you can't keep anything down, and you just... Read more »

10-13 days for flu like symptoms possilbe?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is 10-13 days to early for the "flu like symptoms", ie, fever, aches/pains, etc. to show up if someone possilby has developed ARS.

I am a possible risk, male, only unprotected oral sex in the last 6 months, neg. prior to that, with individuals of... Read more »