Will A Regular Blood Test Show Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will thendiscuss Hep C treatment options based on thehealth of your liver, immune system and otherfactors. Together you will decide if...
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HCV and HGH treatments

Hello, My wife is 55 and has had HCV since she was 17. Discovered during a routine checkup about 5-6 years ago, her viral load ranges from a high 0f 265,000 to a recent low of 50,000. She refuses a biopsy, but her recent (and only) ultrasound...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I don't know of any data on HGH in hepatitis C. If she refuses a liver biopsy, she can consider getting a blood test for a "fibrosis marker". These blood tests can be helpful in the extremes of disease - eg, they are good at detecting when someone Read more »


Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you a few weeks ago about sharing a dollar bill to sniff cocaine!( Since I have never touched the stuff!!!!) Anyway, I got a blood test from my doctor and my test came out negative!!!! This was 14 weeks after sharing the dollar bill. I also got... Read more »

HCV Positive

Dear Sir,I am very health conscious person and speeding very happy life age of 38 years.I always test my blood from a clincal lab.The regular test like HCV, HB, Blood Suger and cholesterol every time its fine but in latest test the following...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...hepatitis B. The rest of your laboratories are actually very reassuring. I would advise you ti have a HCV RNA level drawn. If that blood test is negative, you may have been exposed to hepatitis C in the past, but may have cleared it on your own.... Read more »

thank you

Dr. Daar,I just want to thank you for answering my post (hepb meds.) I don't drink alcohol at all and I am very careful with what I eat. I donot have HIV, hepA or hepC. How often does one need to test for those? Mine test was done ~5 yrs ago. Also,...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...There is a blood test for hepatitis A that will tell you if you are immune to infection or not. If not, you should be immunized so you don't have 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

...slightly higher. I have HIV. What are my treatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is by doing blood tests and other procedures such as an ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will then discuss Hep C treatment... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »


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...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »