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Herbal Medication And Hepatitis Test Results

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Chinese Herbalism

Chinese herbs are prescribed to correct energy imbalances. You might feel better, or symptoms might disappear, but the best way to know if it's time to stop or change the herbs you are taking is to consult with your herbalist. What Are the Side Effects? Most herbs used in Chinese medicine are safe at a wide range of dosages. However, some may not be safe or manufactured carefully. For example, in 2003 the FDA banned products including the...
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Herbal Remedies

My mum is on Trimune and has been tested for liver and kidney problems. The results are hepatic steatosis and early Renal Parenchymal likely Hivan. Her Dr asked her to have a kidney biopsy and she refuses. She now wants to go on herbal chinese...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
At this stage, it would be very important for her to stay on antiretroviral drugs, as this is the key to her long-term survival. It may be that one or more of the drugs she is taking is causing her kidney problems and the best way to identify this... Read more »

Hepatitis A and B Test Results

Hey Doctor,I know this is an HIV website but I see a lot on here about HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection so I'm taking a shot in the dark and seeing if maybe you can answer my question. Every year when I get my yearly check-up I always asked to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The "new doctor" is correct! Hepatitis vaccinations sometimes fail to elicit the desired immune response. There are a number of reasons for this. It is not uncommon for folks to require a second round of hepatitis vaccinations. If it... Read more »

hepatitis and hiv test results

pls doctor,Can a person with hepatitis go for hiv lab test and mistakingly came out been hiv positive?.......
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,While there is <i>some</i> evidence that having some diseases can interfere with a HIV test, we're moreso talking about getting an "indeterminate" result than a false positive.All that said,... Read more »

hepatitis B test results

dear doctor,my fiancee tested positive for hep b and would like help interpreting the results.Liver function testtotal proteins 8.2albumin 3.6gamma gt 18alk phos 154ast 45bilirubn-direct 0.5bilirubin...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
These results indicate that your fianc has hepatitis B virus infection. You will want to know more about the virus in the blood (HBV DNA), and ALT levels over time, and discuss with your doctor. There are many good treatments for hepatitis B.... Read more »
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Thai Herbal Medicine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Progress to Date: Thai Herbal Medicine has its own factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, which has been constructed to the highest prevailing standards required for manufacturing pharmaceuticals. The factory began operations in March 2001. We are now... Read more »

Process of Home Access Test Results

Posted by Smalltown, 3 Replies
ust had a question on calling for Home Access test results. My first concern is if the lab has even received the test. I mailed the test via FedEx on Monday AM. Don't know how far the package got in route before all flights were grounded. Just my... Read more »

Pinksters test results:

Posted by coby, 9 Replies
I told you I would let you know what came back and what he said so here it goes.

Doc called at 6:00 tonight and all my tests were back, this is what he had to say. My EIA was negative, my Westergreen was normal, my cd4 is 1180 and my HSF was in the... Read more »

One month on medication---first test results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone,
I've been on the sustiva/truvada combo for one month.
My t-cells went from 248 to 354 and my viral load went from 39,000 to 83. My doctor says this is good. I guess I just want to hear from others with more treatment experience what they... Read more »