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Virus Causes Of Hepatitis And Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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hepatitis from other viruses

Which other viruses might cause Hepatitis besides Hep A, B, C, D, etc...?CMV, EBV, and mono also?...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hepatitis viruses A, B, C, D, and E all cause disease by primarily attacking the liver causing symptoms of hepatitis. The other viruses you mention CMV,EBV, Herpes, and various others may cause hepatitis, although usually as a secondary event. The... Read more »

Is Hepatitis and Herpes the same

Dr. My question is: Is Hepatitis and Herpes the same or from the same family?And can a codeine overdose cause Hepatitis A,B or C ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The answer is no! Herpes viruses are their own family and include genital herpes, the virus that causes cankasores and chicken pox. Hepatitis A B and C are all different from each other and belong to different virus families. The important thing to... Read more »

hepatitis b virus

will the hep b virus remain in the system once it is in the blood?(is this a permanent condition) ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most people who get hepatitis B infection will resolve their infection in about six months after contracting it. Those who become chronic need careful follow-up to determine if they become an inactive carrier or someone who has active disease.... Read more »

#8137: Hepatitis B Virus DNA UltraQuant

Recently I got a result of 150 in a test of "Hepatitis B Virus DNA UltraQuant"This result determine that I have hepatitis B?They didn't make me more analysis....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Ultraquant means ultrasensitive. You have very little hepatitis B in your blood and by itself, it is hard to interpret. If you know that you are hepatitis B surface antigen positive, this confirms that you have a small amount of virus in your blood.... Read more »
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Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other... Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

Pueden interferir otros virus en la prueba del VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hola!! Una consulta a quien lo sepa, ya que estuve leyendo las respuestas de los doctores en TheBody en espaol ... puede otro virus interferir con la prueba del VIH dando un falso positivo? Me refiero al herpes, hepatitis, etc ...
Gracias! Read more »