Rapid Hepatitis Test

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HIV and HCV rapid tests

Hello. I love your site and have found alot of good info. However I had trouble finding about about rapid testsMy question: is there an accurate rapid test for hiv and hcv that is available to Canada?If so how accurate is it and when is the earliest...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Brad,Rapid testing for HIV is available throughout Canada. Just contact your local AIDS service organization for the site closest to you. Read more »

Hepatitis A second phase?

I had Hepatitis A two months ago and recovery was quick; a week after ALT/AST almost reached normal... Read more »

HIV NAAT Test & Hepatitis

I just took a negative Hiv test (@ 7 weeks with rapid Elisa) at the AHF clinic here in Los... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...infection. HCV can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. It is the leading reason for liver transplants. For OraSure's OraQuickrapid HIV test, a health care worker swabs saliva from a patient's mouth, inserts the swab into a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Hepatitis C in HIVers May Cause Rapid Liver Disease -- Forum

...number of co-infected MSM in New York suggests acute HCV infection in a person already infected with HIV leads to unusually rapid liver damage. He has theorized that existing HIV infection may predispose patients to accelerated liver fibrosis if... Read more »
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Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...the hepatitis B experience after the discovery of hepatitis C. With hepatitis B, 95% of people clear it, and they do it very quickly, within six months. Hepatitis C is totally different than that, it's controversial how long it takes people to... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Rapidly Progressing Hepatitis C in New York Gay Men

...otherwise healthy people with acute HCV. Fierer went to medical literature from the pre-HAART era, finding a few reports of rapid HCV progression in people who were already HIV-positive or may have been infected with both viruses at once. In one... Read more »