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Hepatitis C And Liver Function Tests

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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 »
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 »
HIV i-Base

Living With Coinfection

Overview Stress Alcohol Alcohol and liver damage Tips for reducing or avoiding alcohol Recreational drugs Smoking Body fat and body weight Body mass index Diet Herbal medicine Research on herbal medicine Overview Some of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HEPATITIS-C

hepatitis C and low plateletsJune09, 2008 i am 41 years old man. I am patient of hepatitis C digonosed by my doctor almost one year ago.Since than i have not taken any specific treatment.Now my doctor is telling me an early cirrouses.What is meant...
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
Not knowing any of the particulars of your case, it would appear that you have sustained significant damage to your liver as a result of HCV infection. This needs to be clarified with your doctor as to what he specifically meant by the statement and... Read more »

How to cure HepatitisC1a ?

I am 67 and contactedHepC when I was 62 out of a hospital stay. I am in a small catagories, tht I feel Hep C 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. I am constantly neausea,tired, achy and have to sleep. I have an extremely sensitive system and this is why I...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
You may be a very good candidate for newer hepatitis C treatments that do not involve interferon. I would try to get other opinions about getting your hepatitis C evaluated and treated with the goal of cure. Sixty-four years of age is a fine time to... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody was negative they came down to normal this happend again in 1995 again hep-c antibody was negative at that time also,and in May 2005 hep-c negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For health care workers, needlestick injuries with exposure to blood can lead to acute hepatitis C. I believe that is what happened to you. 1. Your liver function tests in the past were only modestly abnormal and that was probably due to some degree... 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 »

Need Volunteer Help

Posted by Anonymous
I am looking for some volunteers to write a brief paragraph on their take of some of the issues listed on our site. http://www.aids-hepatitisc.org

The topics needing a brief prologue are as follows:

Health Insurance

Hepatitis

HIV/AIDS

Institutional... Read more »

Symptoms Still Present after 6 months.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,

I've been visiting this site as well as others in search of information regarding "delayed seroconversion". I have had a negative antibody test at 3 months, 4.5 months and 6 months. I would have put this behind be a long time ago, but I still... Read more »

A los profesionales (opinion)

Posted by Nitram2, 3 Replies
Hola, yo escrib hace un tiempo para ver si poda calmar mis temores, pero, veo que no puedo.

En mayo '06 tuve una relacin de riesgo con una sexoservidora, y la situacin de riesgo fueron besos, masturbacin mutua, y la mas estpida (estaba ebrio) dos... Read more »