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Who Should Be Tested For Hep A And B And C

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Testing for hiv and hep B/C

Hi Doctor,Over a year ago I had a sexual risk exposure (brief unprotected vaginal), and I've been tested for hiv at close to 3 months, 5 months, 6 months, and 8 months, all negative. I was also tested for hep B and C around the 5 month mark, both...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not recommend any further testing except for hepatitis B surface antibody. You will want to know if your antibody levels are still protective against future infections. Read more »

Hep B and C tests

In 2003 my test results were TEST:Anti-HCV RESULT:positive, s/co ratio 3.9, TEST:Hepatitis B Core... Read more »

HEP B& C Test (anxious)

Dear Barbara i am concerned and anxious about my hep b & c results. I had the test and results back... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

...volunteers hit the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness of the virus, which affects one person in 12 globally. Kirk Leavesley, a hepatitis C support group counselor, said many people are afraid to bring up the infection to their doctor because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. CDC recommends testing all individuals born in Asia and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

... Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. Read more »
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Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I 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. Read more »

Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 about hep. Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently 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 Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?... Read more »