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How Do Doctors Test For Hepatitis A B And C

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HIV i-Base

Tests and Monitoring

Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype by region Liver enzyme tests: ALT and AST Other... Read more »
The Well Project

Cleaning Works

Table of Contents Sharing Needles and HIV Infection Drug Treatment Programs New Needles Needle Exchange Programs Cleaning Needles Taking Care of Yourself and Others Sharing Needles and HIV Infection Injection drug use (IDU)... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »

Night Sweats and Diabetes

Dear Doctor(s), Thank you for answering the many questions that we have regarding HIV infections and the medications we take to fight it. I too am wondering, "what causes night sweats?" I've been HIV+ for over sixteen years. I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some patients get night sweats when they come on and of treatment for unclear reasons. For some it might involve changes in their immune status and the production and effects of various chemokines and other inflammatory or anti-inflammatory... Read more »

Liver Panel Results

Dear Dr.I am recovering from a Hep B bout. Last round of testing shows all enzymes have returned to normal, e antibody-positive,e-anigen-negative,HB Core-Positive.HB Surface Antibody-Negative with a ratio of .8. HB S Antigen .08 Ratio. GGT was...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
GGT is an indicator of hepatic cells damage and can be high in all types of hepatitis.Your level is very low and it is compatible with the healing of your liver .E-AB is also a sign that you are clearing the hepatitis,as well as,HBsAB.Give it a... Read more »

thank you!

Re bathhouse experience.No I couldn't get-it in .. I remember!!! .. I am a bottom. cant do the top thing. my regular doc says my liver enzymes are high due to drinking . could this be the cause? in any case i am a closeted gay and can not take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are very welcome!If you didn't get into the backdoor, your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Think of HIV like a FedEx package that requires a signature from someone inside the house in order to get delivered. If the FedEx... Read more »