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Hepatitis A B C Testing

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Hepatitis B & C, risks, tests

Dear Dr. McGovern,I live outside the USA in a country where hep. B is endemic, and I'm not able to communicate well with local doctors. STD and hepatitis info.is limited, even in the local language.I would sincerely appreciate your expert opinion.I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your hepatitis B panel confirms that you have been protected. I would not bother with the other panel of tests for hepatitis B or for any of Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c... Read more »

Hepatitis B acute positive and negative HIV test

Dear Sir, In Agust 07 got tested for HIV and result was negative. On the 3rd of March 2008 I got... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia Urges Testing After Hepatitis B Outbreak

...sure all the cases are linked to the clinic, but tests show four likely were infected by the same source. Letters recommending testing are being mailed to 1,137 clinic patients and 826 clinic volunteers. Although most of those affected are West... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...PT/INR or Prothrombin Time and International Normalized Rati o is the most common clotting test. A small sample of blood is tested in the laboratory to see how long it takes for a clot to form. Platelet count indicates the number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

...volunteers hit the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness of the virus, which affects one person in 12 globally. Kirk Leavesley, a hepatitis C support group counselor, said many people are afraid to bring up the infection to their doctor because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

... Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Read more »
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Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know about hep. Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?... Read more »