Which Blood Test Are Done For Hepatitis
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FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
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Tufts University School of MedicineYou have no evidence of HCV infection.You may have been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B in the past since your total HAV is reactive and your HB surface antibody is reactive. Alternatively you could have been exposed to HBV in the past; we... Read more »
Brown UniversityMedicines used to treat hepatitis B virus infection do an excellent job of driving down the number of hepatitis B viruses a person makes and can shut off production of new hepatitis B viruses. There is benefit to reaching an undetectable hepatitis... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillVaccines can cause a brief (and usually small) increase in viral load that is not thought to be clinically significant as the viral load returns to pre-vaccine levels quickly. That the CD4 % stayed the same suggests to me that this count has not... Read more »
Brown UniversityHep C is rarely spread through sex unless among HIV-infected gay men and other men who have sex with men. So if you are a man who has/had sex with men, yes I suggest getting a hep C test. Again, hep C is rarely spread through heterosexual sex.Hep C... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyRecently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies to it at 3 monts, and if my immune... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »
Posted by Veronicaa, 1 ReplyI'm infected with Hepatitis B, and I need to have an ultrasound and a blood test.
My question is, can I eat and drink normally before taking the blood test?
As for the ultrasound, I understand that I can't eat and drink but do I need to poop to get... Read more »
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