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...children. Also, women taking birth control pills may be at higher risk for rash. If a severe rash occurs, Aptivus should be discontinued. Stop using Aptivus if rash appears with joint pain or stiffness, throat tightness, generalized itching, muscle aches, fever, redness, blisters, or peeling of the skin, and call your health care provider right away. Other side effects may include headache, fever, dry mouth, and dizziness. Caution should be...
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Worried daughter and hepatitis fears

HiJust over 30 years ago my Mother had a form of Hepatitis when she was about 18 years old although she is not sure of the type she had. She had symptoms such as Jaundice which affected her eyes pale stools and also itchy skin on the bottom of her...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Jaundice secondary to viral hepatitis can be part of a significant illness related to the offending agents. However, it turns out that jaundice is a predictor of viral Read more »

Tattoing and hepatitis

Hello Barbara, i have made a tatto before 2 years ago, and since then i feel strange. I have pain and itching in my right side of belly and in my right side of my back. I have also light colored stools and muscle aches.Since one year after i got...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Tattoos from a reputable parlor are safe because new sterile needles are used. I worry about tattoos done among friends or in jails. I would see your primary care doctor about your symptoms. Read more »

Very Concerned regarding Hepatitis B and C

Please if you can answer my question I would truly appreciate it! My doctor seems absolutely clueless and I'm extremely worried. I was tested 2 months after a possible exposure for Hep B and C. The Hep C tested for anti-bodies and was negative. The...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...you may stop here. If there was a significant risk, then you will want to pursue testing again at six months to be certain. Hepatitis C antibody is usually positive by 8 to 12 weeks in the majority of cases. Read more »

HEPC symptoms = hiv?

Dr. McGovern I love you, in terms of your responses about hepatitis and HIV. Not to hoot your horn, but your responses are precise, knowledgeable and compassionate. You're my favorite expect. Anyway, now to more important matters, i am feeling very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Some of your symptoms, such as itchy skin (pruritis) and extreme fatigue could be related to viral hepatitis. If you have had risk exposure, I would recommend that you Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis?HepatitisRead more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
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Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...cases, liver failure. About 10% of patients develop a rash or sensitivity to the sun, sometimes with joint pain or stiffness, itching, or tightness in the throat. Tipranavir can cause large increases in cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats).... Read more »
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The ARS Rash

Posted by idelindi, 1 Reply
...This happened 2 weeks ago, and today, I have a slight fever of 99.1-99.5. On my chest are a few red, raised bumps which don't itch but have a whitish center, like an infected hair folicle; they are dispersed and not clumped and in the hairy... Read more »

Am I putting them at risk

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have had protected sex with sex worker. Am I putting my family at risk if I have protecyted sex with my wife until the tests are complete. I amver worried and concered. Please help Read more »

symptoms, hiv not from females

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have symptoms for some time, swollen gland, cough, sweats, itchy skin, headaches, tired. Went to my doctor who asked me if I was homosexual, I am not, and he said I don't need any hiv test, that Read more »

Should I be concerned?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ago). I developed the same rash on my body, but this time a small cluster of blisters appeared on my penis (and the rash was itchy). This was followed by malaise, cough and congestion, and burning when I urinated. Again, I went back to the... Read more »