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Is Hep B Testing Routine During Pregnancy

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Hepatitis C and HIV

...tolerate the side effects. People do better if they: Have type 2 or 3 hep C Start with a lower hep C viral load Do not have serious liver damage Are women Are younger than age 40 Do not have HIV or hepatitis B infection Are white, not African American Can Hep C Be Prevented? Although there are vaccines to protect you from getting infected with Hep A or Hep B, there is no vaccine yet for hep C. The...
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Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and reassurance you are looking for can be found there. See below.Dr. BobElisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY) Apr 26, 2008Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours (my sperm, her eggs).We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Medical Assistants at my OB office stated that the lab they were using wasn't very reliable. She herself had a test done for Hep B and it came back positive but she later tested negative. They have also had other trouble with the lab as far as... Read more »

FREAKING OUT (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I am 14 weeks pregnant, I had my HIV test done and it came back undetermined. But they said part of the test said I was seroconverting. Also one of the Medical Assistants at my OB office stated that the lab they were using wasn't very reliable. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and reassurance you are looking for can be found there. See below.Dr. BobElisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY) Apr 26, 2008Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight... Read more »

Infant vaccine

Hi Barbara,I am hep B inactive carrier for couple of years. In the latest test report (done last month) Hep B DNA results was also negative which has been couple of years. All other blood reports are ok. But the last ultrasound report ( done last...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...for your baby...if you wife if HBV negative, your baby can get her vaccines routinely. Your wife should be vaccinated against hepatitis B. She can complete during pregnancy...There is no harm of this and there is much benefit. Read more »
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Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (See fact sheet 506 ): Two hepatitis A vaccine shots are given. Hepatitis B vaccine is a series of three shots. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C . Flu shots are recommended in... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...sure that your doctor tests and treats you for sexually transmitted infections making sure that your doctor tests you for hepatitis B, syphilis, group B streptococcus status and rubella immunity making sure you eat well; during pregnancy,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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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 »

Confused College Student Here...Please Help Out!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exam: normal PAP smear, no visible sores/ulcers, and negative for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. I have been vaccinated for Hep B. No symtoms of HIV or anything else, for that matter. Now, I am not trying to be another WW here, but it scares me... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... Read more »