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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll post some information about hepatitis C transmission from the archives below.Dr. BobGuide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIVTesting, Coinfection, Treatment and SupportBy Simon Collins and Tracy SwanAugust 2007First Questions We... Read more »

I just learned I'm HIV&Hepatitis C positive

I just learned from a recent routine physical that I'm both HIV and Hepatitis C positive. I'm sure this is somewhat common. I'm very worried needless to say. What treatments are available? What can I expect? My internal med specialist...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
As you guessed, you are in good company. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the US who are coinfected with Hep C and HIV. These are complicated diseases, and the fact that you have found this site shows you have already started to educate... Read more »

Hepatitis B.please guide me what to do?

I am 34 yrs old male recently before a month ago I went to donate blood and came to know that I am HEPATITIS B POSITIVE and Dr tells that I am a carrier.the test reports are as under and I had done Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA Quantification (Viral...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is hard to know if you are a carrier yet if you have never been tested before since we don't know how long you have had your infection. You will need to follow up on your hepatitis B testing (eg, your HBV DNA) to see if you clear the virus... Read more »

if you can guide

iwas diagnosed hepititis c in april 2001 copies under 4000. doctors did not treat. a test carried 4 months back says i am negative. please tell what about my liver fibrosys as it was seen? will the pain in upper abdominal region continue? why am i...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
If you are now negative,you are negative period.It may have been the case that you were still clearing the virus when you had the first test,as you have a very low viral load.If the cause of liver fibrosis was HCV,you should improve.It is very... Read more »
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Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from other parents. Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this 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... Read more »

Learning more about AIDS dissident

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like to learn more about this AIDS dissident ideas where can I go? Can one of you help me I'm desperate!

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