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Hepatitis C Blood Test Results

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hcv hepatitis c lab results

i just received my blood test viral load result they are HCV RNA IU/ML 135 AND HCV RNA QN PCR 2.13- BEFORE THESE TESTS I WAS TOLD I WAS JUST EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS BUT NOW MY DOCTOR SAYS I HAVE IT WHAT IS YOUR FEELINGS OR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE...
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
...It is possible you have HCV infection. It depends on the context of why this test was taken, and whether other test results are consistent with HCV infection. I suggest you go back to your doctor and get some more information. Read more »

What do you think about a test at 5 months???? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, Hello good doctor, I am a long time reader of the forum. You helped me out years... Read more »

Hepatitis C not active?

I recently took a medical exam for a police department. The results were mailed to me and in the... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...liver damage caused by medications, heavy alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, toxic fumes or recreational drug use. Liver enzyme test results can be difficult to understand. People with serious liver damage sometimes have normal liver enzyme levels.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? Who should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Prisoner Unlocks Hepatitis C Epidemic

...and Drug Administration approved dual drug therapy in June 1998, Lassen began referring other inmates to the infirmary to get blood tests and recorded whether each had been treated -- in signed affidavits. Eleven untreated inmates filed... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...vessels, called spider angiomas , that develop on the skin How is hepatitis C diagnosed? Hepatitis C is diagnosed through blood tests, which can also show if you have chronic hepatitis C or another type of hepatitis. Your doctor may... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Negative test results are no longer valid...

Posted by dsaklad
...get it you could die, would you have sex with that person?... 2. If you needed a blood transfusion, would you want the blood tested after or before the transfusion?... 3. Do people tell each other about infections or do people always know... Read more »