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Precaution Working Around Hep C

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hep c blood work

i had blood work done and it came back that I was reactive for hep c, however further extensive blood work showed I cleared virus naturally.I had my patner go for blood work and her doctor would only do basic/full blood work on her and hiv test. all...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I wouldn't base my decision not to test on normal liver function tests. Patients with hepatitis C CAN have normal liver tests. However, if you were found not to have any virus in your blood, then that is extremely reassuring. Read more »

Hep C blood work

HBSAG/Anti HCV +ve; HCV s/co 28.20; AST 66, ALT 117, 43 year old African-American Male. Please can... Read more »

would hep c show up on routine blood work

i was just woundering if hep c would show up on routine blood work? i have snorted coke a couple... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...study comparing Schering-Plough's pegylated-interferon Pegintron and ribavirin with Roche's Pegasys and ribavirin shows both hepatitis C treatments worked equally well. The study by Dr. Mark Sulkowski of Johns Hopkins University involved 3,000... Read more »
The Body

Researchers Find Genetic Explanation for Why Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Doesn't Work for Some

... Being infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) presents challenges no matter who you are. For instance, HCV has nowhere near the wealth of treatment options that we Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure, Schering-Plough Working on Rapid Test for Hepatitis C

...test, OraSure Technologies, joined Schering-Plough Corp. to announce a partnership to develop and market a rapid-result oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) test. Pennsylvania-based OraSure has previously announced it expects to begin clinical trials of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Los angles hetero poz+hep C male looking for.....F

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
I'm 26 years old hetero male looking for a hetero female around my age. Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »