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Medications That Throw Off Hepatitis Tests

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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I am throwing in the towel.

Hello,I am very anxious about HIV and continue to have several symptoms for the past five months. I have huge swollen glands all over and despite the fact that my exposure was in January of 98 and this is now September I am wondering what is going...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If your HIV tests were within the last 3 months, I would not pursue any more HIV testing. By using 3 different types of tests, you have effectively ruled out HIV infection. I would consult with your physician about looking at the possibility of... Read more »

kaletra throwing up

I am concerned as my son has been on kaletra for 1 1/2 yrs, now for the last three months in the morning only he feels very very nausea and usually throws up. I am worried because his HIV doctor said it cant be the pills because he doesnt get sick...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are fairly good tests for pancreatitis (lipase or amylase blood levels and some X-ray tests) to evaluate whether that problem is contributing to the AM nausea symptoms. A wide range of GI and other medical conditions can contribute to AM... Read more »


Good Day Dr. Bob, I will also need a place to send a donation. I'm sure this will make the Top Ten list of Crazy Questions! This morning I went to a Starbucks and got a Latte. I am one of the many scared out freaks about HIV. Maybe it is I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Jordan,The "Top Ten List of Crazy Questions" is a very exclusive group. Your HIV via venti-non-fat-half-caf-half-decaf-one-Splenda-caramel-macchiato-hold-the-whip-but-add-some-sanitizer doesn't even come close to qualifying.... Read more »

low cd4, high temp, coughing and throwing up

hi dr bob, my partner and i have both found out recently that we are hiv positive and his initial blood count came back yesterday with a cd4 of 110 (the test was last week) last night he was really hot,too hot to cuddle in winter even,we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It's doubtful the CD4 count would drop to 110 during seroconversion. More likely your partner has been infected for a very long time (years).A specialist has to "fly up to your area?" Where the hell do you live? Siberia? Iceland?... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself 2006 facing this disease you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »

"In the throws" part 2.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply all we're right...I think. Seems as if todays test shows undetectable virus......UNDER 50......CD4cells 1299.

Doctor wants two more antibody tests in another 4 weeks and 12 weeks....just to confirm this false positive viral load test. of... Read more »

Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read a post from time to time that downplays the risk of HIV transmittion thru intact screen. Just as HIV stigma shouldnt be used to ac-celerate HIV transmittion concerns and information, nor should defensiveness about HIV stigma be used to... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »