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Hepatitis C And Drug Screening Test Flawed

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Testing Campaign Finds Link Between HIV, Hepatitis C

A Western Colorado AIDS Project HIV and hepatitis C testing campaign has found an average 12% positive rate for hepatitis C among HIV-positive people and injection drug users who access the organization's services, Cox News Service/Grand Junction ... Read more »
Women Alive

HIV and Drug Users: A Different Clinical Picture

Different Clinical Picture The clinical picture of HIV in drug using populations is significantly different from HIV in other populations. For example, there are almost no cases of Kaposi's Sarcoma in male IDU's (Injection Drug Users) who are also... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Tests and Monitoring

Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype by region Liver enzyme tests: ALT and AST Other... Read more »
Ask the Experts

pls help me to asses my stis results

i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks of having risk exposure with a protected intercourse.the following are the test results1) hepatitis -c : result : negative2)hepatitis b surface antigenaustralia...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
So you are negative for HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis. You can get an antibody test for HSV-2 if this is a concern of yours. Discuss with your doctor. Routine testing for HPV is not done in men.DW... Read more »

viral load <50; t-cells fluctuating?

dear dr. holodniy,i'm a 50 year old male, hiv+ since about 1980. i have never had an OI, and have on antiviral therapy for about 10 years. {azt initially, then indinavir, + 3tc, + azt, and now viramune and combivir}.i never had a baseline...
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
Your CD4 count could be fluctuating or it could be a real trend. The percentage tends to be a more stable number over time. The absolute number is a function of your total white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte count. Simply put if your total... Read more »
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final suggestion and comments on my hiv ans stis status

Posted by chandyram
FINALLY i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks.by godsgrace every thing came negative, the following are the the tested results

1) hepatitis -c : result : negative

2)hepatitis b surface antigen
australia antigen
ob... Read more »