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Hepatitis C Antibodies Clinical Tests

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Guidelines may need to be revised or clarified

Dear Doctor Bob,I was really hoping for some clarification. You stated in the archives (yes, I did check them) that,"The health care worker guidelines for occupational exposure to coinfected patients suggest HIV-antibody testing at baseline, six...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Nope! The guidelines do not need revision.You seem to be confused about a test result (detectable levels of hepatitis C antibodies) and an illness (acute hepatitis C infection). Please note the guidelines do not mention hepatitis C... Read more »

Please please please help 3rd attempt

I'm begging you for your help. I'm not going to lie and say that I will donate money in order to... Read more »

Hepatitis B

Hi I'm 33 yrs old. I never had any sexual experience, don't have a tatoo, never did drugs, i had my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Repeat Viral Testing of IVF Couples Not Needed: Study

...2007 and 2009. Initial tests found no HIV infections, about 200 people positive for hepatitis B antibodies, and 16 positive for hepatitis C antibodies. Of those who continued treatments, repeat testing found no new infections. "The evidence... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...remains high at 10%-15%/year 112 , 116 , 119 , 120 . HCV Infection in Correctional Settings Juveniles. The prevalence of HCV antibody among detained or incarcerated juveniles is estimated at 2%-3.5%. A history of injection-drug use is the... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioural Predictors of Subsequent Hepatitis C Diagnosis in a U.K. Clinic Sample of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

...combined with routine clinic data and subsequent testing for HCV up until April 21, 2005. A new HCV diagnosis was defined as anti-HCV antibody seroconversion or positive HCV RNA following a prior negative. Using Poisson regression in Stata... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Recently, in Itzehoe a HCV positive surgeon allegedly infected many of his patients. But one has to consider that prevalence of hepatitis C antibodies is relatively high in the population, so that it is easily possible that 2% react positively to... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who was a former IV drug user. We practiced safe sex almost every time, but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The link to the article: ----------------- Clinical Infectious Diseases 2000;31:1494-1495 ? 2000 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights... Read more »