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How Long After Possible Infection Should I Wait Before Getting A Blood Test For Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...options.You might want to use this brochure to start adiscussion. For more detailed information, be sureto check out the CATIE Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C. What You Need to Know If you have HIV, you should consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to...
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Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless people with HIV positive needles and poking people with them. Well last night I went and took ecstasy for the first time also (I know, BAD ) well after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver function studies are normal. Your hepatitis C test will also be normal. What's not normal is your recurrent irrational fear about STDs. It's time to get... Read more »

TERRIFIED!!! Need reassurance (donation!) (URBAN LEGEND, 2010)

Two days ago, I was standing by a curb. A strange looking teen brushed by. My thoughts were elsewhere and I didn't really notice him get into a cab. But I got home and noticed a red mark on my thigh. Didn't think much of it. I was examining it for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver function studies are normal. Your hepatitis C test will also be normal. What's not normal is your recurrent irrational fear about STDs. It's time to get... Read more »

Hepatitis C - Do I need a treatment?

Hello Doctor Barbara!In November 2008 I detected virus in my blood. My doctor recommended me to wait for 6 month until my enemy decrease to normal level ( Had an excessive alcohol intake which caused ALT elevation to 1000) .My genotype is 1. Now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...much liver damage you have, that would be best assessed with a biopsy or perhaps with at least some serum fibrosis marker (a blood test) for starts. A normal ALT does not mean you don't have liver disease. You may have damage from past alcohol... Read more »

please answer and how do i donate

if liver results are normal on standard lab test is fear of hepatitis c or b gone. and can testing at 6 months rule out hiv even if you have hepatitis c or b
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are specific blood tests to screen for hepatitis A, B and/or C. Liver function studies are a nonspecific indication of inflammation in the liver from Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic hepatitis C treated? ... Read more »
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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...puncture (spinal tap) to gather a specimen of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine Blood tests will usually show a high level of serum cryptococcal antigen Treatment: In most cases, a two-week regimen... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of... Read more »

Question on possible infection

Posted by ubuntu, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker last feb 20. After a week, i got tested negative. After a month, i got tested negative again. What is the probability that I would get a positive... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...type of test does the red cross have to detect HIV? I mean do they had some amazing super test that could pick up a possible infection after a week? Read more »