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Simple Test For Hepatitis C

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Transmission of Hep C through a Blood Transfusion

Hello!My mother had a blood transfusion in 1980/81 after an ectopic pregnancy. She refuses to get tested, but I'm concerned for her. She's very healthy, looks and feels great. Is it possible she could still have it after 26 years?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes it is possible. She should have a simple blood test for hepatitis C antibody. It is also very possible that if she got hepatitis C at that time, she may have cleared it due to her young age and Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver function tests (LFTs) are one of the best ways to find out if you have liver damage.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...should monitor your kidney function, even if you have no symptoms. The most common test of kidney function is a urine test. A simple "dipstick" is used. This test checks levels of protein, sugar, ketones, blood, nitrites, and red and white blood... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Inflammation means to put on fire , and it's a complex response that results when your body attacks germs or repairs damaged tissue. A simple example of it is the redness, swelling and soreness that emerges around a cut as it's healing. For your... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...may damage your immune system.An increasing and/or high viral load may mean that you are at greater risk forimmune damage. A simple test for hemoglobin or hematocrit can determine if you areanemic. Anemia can have a bad effect on your immune... Read more »
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Nervous...how do you get mentally prepped?

Posted by sugarplum, 5 Replies
I am a mid-20's female who is very nervous about getting tested for HIV. I know I need to get tested and I even have the lab paperwork...I have just avoided actually going to get the bloodwork done. I have only had one sexual partner (my now ex... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...is made possible by the generous donations of people like you. Speak Up The Bush White House has refused to take the simple step of issuing a Presidential Proclamation recognizing May 2006 as National Hepatitis Awareness Month. It?s time... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...laboratory for this job was nothing less than the Chiron Corp., a biochemical company that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of... Read more »

DOCUMENTOS CIENTIFICOS ACTUALES (TEST-FIABILIDAD)

Posted by Dani, 1 Reply
...encontrar en la web respecto al diagnstico de la infeccin y la conclusin ms evidente que se puede extraer de su lectura es bastante simple: LOS RESULTADOS HAY QUE CREERSELOS porque son los nicos que nos revelan nuestro estado serolgico y no los... Read more »