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What Kind Of Blood Tests Will I Have During Hepatitis C Treatment

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment/2006/hepatitis-b.htm . Fact Sheet 507 has more information on drug treatments for hepatitis C. Several drugs are being developed to treat HCV. Other Types of Hepatitis Hepatitis caused by alcohol, drugs, or poisons leads to the same symptoms as viral hepatitis. In these...
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HPV / blood test

I recently had some blood testing done. Is there a "reading" that would indicate the presence of HPV?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It depends on the clinical circumstances as to why the test was performed, and the specific kind of test that was done. Read more »

Blood Test

Recently, I had a physical, and I had a routine blood test. What is identified during a routine blood test?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloDuring a physical exam, the most routine blood test that is ordered is a Complete Blood Count (CBC) which measures the types and amount of red and white blood cells as well as the Read more »

Testing the Blood Tests

Sir, I was wondering how the new versions of the HIV serology tests are tested. For example, I read that the Los Alamos lab has a repository of all known HIV strains, some so rare that they don't even have a name for it. Are new serology tests...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...With the exception of the rareand unusual "Group O" Strain, antibody tests will pick up HIV infections,regardless of the strain type. And even with this unusual strain, antibodytests will usually pick it up. They are being modified to pick up... Read more »

is there a blood test for HPV

Hello doctor,I was wondering if there is an antibody blood test for genital warts and human papilloma virusthanks a lot
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I am not sure what a blood test would be useful for. Most HPV lesions can be diagnosed visually. The importance is really in distinguishing which type of HPV Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...1980s when he was having lots of sex -- meaning he lived with hepatitis C for two decades without knowing it. While there is treatment for hepatitis C, being co-infected makes treating this virus more difficult and lowers the chances of therapy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? Who should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests. If you have been... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to manage both... Read more »
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what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still a possibility that I could be positive? Read more »