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Hepatitis B Viral Load

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HIVL

...Why is plasma (and NOT serum) used for testing for HIV viral load, but for HCV and Hepatitis B viral loads, serum if fine. Many thanks
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...plasma, as is HCV and HBV. For HCV and HBV, most vendor instructions indicate that either serum or plasma is acceptable for viral load testing. Read more »

HBV DNA VIRAL LOAD RT-PCR(TAQMAN)

why is it that a patient has to undergo this kind of laboratory test? Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Other Hepatitis: The ABCs of HBV

...levels. First, active HBV replication can provoke the immune system to cause greater damage to the liver in its efforts to keep hepatitis B viral load in check. Second, it means that the person harboring the virus is extremely infectious and can... Read more »
The Body PRO

Dramatic Results for Patients With Both HIV and Hepatitis B Using Tenofovir

... Anti-Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Activity of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) in Lamivudine (LAM) Experienced HIV/HBV Co-Infected Patients (WePeB6015) Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
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CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
...I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »