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How Common Is Hepatitis C

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hepatitis C

Hello Dr. McGovern,I recently tested myself for Hepatitis A,B & C. The results said that I am immune to Hepatitis A & B thanks to the vaccinations that I received when I was young. However, regarding Hepatitis C the result says "Finding equivocal...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is not common to get this kind of test result but it can happen. It is important to get follow-up hepatitis C testing to confirm your status. The result will really depend on whether you have risks or not. If not, it is probably a false Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »

Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gene Predicts Response to Hepatitis C Drugs: Study

...slight variation in a person's genetic code could explain why some racial and ethnic groups respond differently to standard hepatitis C treatment, a new study finds. In a clinical trial of 1,671 people with the most common form of hepatitis C... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

... How hepatits C is caught and passed on Hepatitis C, blood products and blood transfusions Injecting drug use and hepatitis C Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug use Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men's Sex Lives May Suffer on Hepatitis C Therapy

...sexual health -- desire, function, and satisfaction -- may be negatively impacted for men taking standard therapy for chronic hepatitis C, new research shows. "Men planning to receive peginterferon and ribavirin should be counseled about the... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »