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Hepatitis Can It Be Passed On To My Newborns

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Dear Experts, My wife has tested pos for the anti body test once and neg several times for the other tests. Our newborn, at our request, was tested for HCV. It came back pos. I know the mothers anti bodys can falsify the results so the next...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would stay very calm.Hepatitis C antibodies can pass to your newborn and not reflect infection at all. A helpful test will be Hepatitis C RNA which will test for virus itself.Alternatively, you can wait until about 18 months for testing of your... Read more »

newborn and hep c

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newborns and HIV antibodies

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AIDS Action Council

House Passes Syringe Exchange Amendment; Senate Passes Clean Labor/HHS Bill, FDA Reform Still Pending

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor/HHS) Appropriations Good News in the Senate: The Senate today passed its Labor/HHS appropriations bill (S. 1061). No changeswere made to HIV/AIDS-related funding proposed by the Labor/HHS... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Adding Nevirapine to HIV Regimen Halves Newborn Transmission Rate

Adding the drug nevirapine to the regimen given to newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of contracting the virus, according to findings by a National Institutes of Health research network.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: New Law Spotlights HIV in Newborns

A new law effective Jan. 1 requires health care providers in Texas to screen mothers-to-be for HIV in the last trimester, unless the patient objects. Under the measure, pregnant women who test HIV-positive can begin antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

New Hampshire House Passes Bill on Employee Drug Testing in Hospitals

This article was reported by . reported that the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital motivated the New Hampshire house to pass a bill permitting employee drug tests at hospitals. The bill allows hospitals to test... Read more »
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Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »

Need some help/ info abt Hepatitis B Anti Body

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I sort of need it a help with regards my recent hepatitis B lab test.
I have been poz since 2006, in Dec 2010 i started my antiviral treatment. I am currently taking stocrin and kivexa. Since then, my viral load has been undetectable and... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?

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Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »