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What Causes HAV

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical...
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hepa profile

the following is the result of my hepa profile: hepa b surface antigen-non reactive, anti HBs- non reactive, anti HBC- non reactive, HBE- non reactive, HBE Antigin- non Reactive, Anti HAV- reactive. Please let me know if i have hepa A or B, or...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your tests are "non-reactive" that basically means "negative"Your hepatitis A test indicates either prior infection or prior immunization.Either way, you won't get HAV infection if you are exposed in the future.Also, HAV does NOT cause chronic... Read more »

lab test

I have hep c cirrjosis, my test came back as hep a ab reactive,hep bs ab nonreactive, hep bs ag nonreactive,hep c ab reactive,hiv ab non reactive negitive, syphlis negative thank you so much can not seem to get answers
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your hepatitis A may be reactive due to prior immunization or exposure. However, HAV does not cause chronic liver disease. You will want to get immunized against hepatitis B since your surface antibody is nonreactive. You will need to discuss with... Read more »


gud morning!;]What if Anti HAV IgG (ECLIA)has a reactive result?what does it means?And can you please interpret >60.00, reference C.O.V. 20.00thanks.godbless always.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If reactive, you were either vaccinated or had hepatitis A in the past.It does not cause chronic liver disease, so don't be concerned. Read more »

Please advice

i have HBsAg - Positive,Anti HBe Antibody-Reactive, HbeAg - Non reactive,Ultrasound- normal,Hep B core, IGM Antibody - Non reactive, Viral Load - 1420 IU/ML, AST-38 U/L , ALT, 67 U/L, Hep A Total Antibody - Reactive
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have evidence of chronic HBV infection due to your reactive HBsAg. However, you viral load is extremely low and your liver function tests are minimally abnormal. You will need follow-up every 3 to 6 months to determine if you disease stays... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis A

Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis A? Diagnosis and Treatment Prevention of HAV References What Is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications),... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


What Is Fatigue? Is Fatigue Important? How Do I Know if I Have Fatigue? What Causes Fatigue, and How Is It Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Fatigue? Fatigue is tiredness that does not go away when you rest. It can be physical or... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
This article 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 »


Posted by diosayudame
hello, maybe you remember me and i am sorry cause my english is very bad. well, i had a low risk expouse 16 weeks ago, and y had so many symthomps like: whit toungue, rash, lymph nodes, sudor nocturno, temperature of 38 celsius. all the sympthomps i... Read more »

Decisions, decisions....

Posted by Blixer, 4 Replies
Hello everyone! I've kind of been out of the loop and out of sorts the past couple of weeks with my meds issues. And now I've got decisions to make. Up to this point I had researched everything out and I knew what I wanted to do in terms of meds.... Read more »

HIV (Not ARS) Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
I was reading on this board about HIV symptoms which differ from ARS. It seems pretty cut and dry - ARS has the flu-like symptoms and seems pretty devastating (seems as though the symtoms - if you have them - are pretty obvious - though admittedly... Read more »