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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...These "liver function" tests measure the amounts of certain chemicals: bilirubin, AST, and ALT (or SGOT and SGPT). High blood levels can be a sign of hepatitis. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on liver function tests. Blood tests also look for the viruses that can cause hepatitis. Testing for hepatitis is recommended for all HIV+ people. If you have hepatitis and your health care provider wants to see if your liver is damaged, they...
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Hepatitis symptoms

In the past two years I have been feeling pain in my liver and also I have dark colored urine and my feces are yellow, I went to the doctor but she didnt detect liver inflammation so didnt order blood tests to detect any particular condition.My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You do not seem to be at risk for hepatitis C. Your hepatitis B risk is probably low also. Read more »

hepatitus C

how long does it take to contract hepatitus C and show symtoms
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...exposure. However, most people have NO symptoms so the best way to rule out HCV infection after a known exposure is to get a simple blood test. Read more »

Re:New Guy wants to know if he can do one of those wooooohoooot things?

Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob thank you so much for answering my question! I cannot thank you enough! I'm so sorry but I left out a crucial question, I was so mad when I realized that I left it out. In regards to the Hepatitis C Quantasure Plus test. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and HIV coinfection. You might want to check with experts in that forum as well.What I can tell you is that there are several blood tests that can be performed to ascertain if someone has contracted hepatitis C virus (HCV). Different physicians... Read more »

symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on my right side, under the rib cage, it also seems hardened
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most commonly patients have no symptoms. Those that do often have fatigue. Patients with acute infection uncommonly have other symptoms such as right upper quadrant pain, nausea, loss of appetite and can develop jaundice (turning yellow). If you are... Read more »
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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 »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated?... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests. If you have been... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will thendiscuss Hep C treatment... Read more »
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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 »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

Testing neg,symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...weeks,14 weeks,17 weeks,24 weeks,27 weeks,33 weeks 42 weeks and finally 51 weeks.for hiv ,hepatitis A,B,C,.Ive had several other blood tests,liver function tests,Cmv,Ebv,Lupus.I never found out what was causing these symptoms but i know its not... Read more »

Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »