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How Can HAV Be Avoided

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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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gud day! anti-HAV(IgG) is non-reactive and anti HAV(IgM) non-reactive what does it mean?

gud day! anti-HAV(IgG) is non-reactive and anti HAV(IgM) non-reactive what does it mean...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This means you have never been exposed to hepatitis A virus which is usually transmitted from contaminated food or water. If you are traveling to a high risk area you may want to be vaccinated.... Read more »

Anti HAV Igm is non reactive, Anti HAV total ir reactive

Hi my Anti HAV Igm is non reactive, Anti HAV total is reactive also SGPT level is high (80) and protien level is also little bit high (8.16), I also took Hepatites B and C test but they are not reactive, kindly suugest what to do...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
As for the hepatitis A - this probably means that in the past you were infected and cleared your infection. I doubt it is the reason for your elevated liver function tests. You will need further follow for this. If they stay elevated you will want... Read more »

differance between HAV antibodies and HAV IgM

Can u explain tha differance between HAV antibodies and HAV IgM and also expalin if HAV antiboy is positive and HAV IgM is negative How?...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
The total antibody tells us if a person has been exposed to hepatitis A and if a person has had hepatitis A but does not tell us when this infection existed. The IgM tells us if the infection is current/recent. The HAV antibody is positive and HAV... Read more »

HBsAg Anti-HAV IgM and Anti-HAV IgG RESULT

Please help me interpret the my lab result:HBsAg w Titer (Eclia) : non-reactiveAnti-HAV IgM (Eclia):non-reactiveAnti-HAV IgG (Eclia): non-reactive...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
From these results it sounds as though you do not have chronic hepatitis B nor A. However I cannot rule out a very new hepatitis B infection. Ideally next steps include vaccination against hepatitis A if possible, to protect you from a future... Read more »
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avoiding transmission to others in school.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
im still waiting 3 month's to get tested, by the time the date comes i will be starting highschool, how can i avoid passing the virus to my friends and classmates in school?

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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

How To Avoid Excessive Negative Thinking

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 5 Replies
I really appreciate reading so many of your posts that give hope and receiving encouraging messages from some of you who are going through many of things that I have or will go through.

Recently, I received a message from Mike that reminded me that... Read more »