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Would Steriods Affect Hepatitis Test

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Affects of steroid use when patient has Hep C

Will taking oral steroids cause Hep C viral load to increase again after treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not recommend steroids during HCV therapy, because it can lead to increased virus in the bloodstream. However, if you have already been treated and Read more »

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Hepatitis: Overview

...complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...generally do not do as well as people who are recently infected. Your age, weightand the amount of Hep C virus in your blood can alsoaffect treatment success. For information about your treatment options, checkout the CATIE Fact Sheet on... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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Drug Level Testing

...levels are too high. If they are, a smaller dose might still control HIV but relieve some side effects. Several factors can affect drug levels: Food effects: more or less drug can be absorbed depending on how the amount and kind of food in the... Read more »
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Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
Hello.. I work at a gym and one of our members lost thier card... I checked to see if they had thrown it in the trash..that happens for some reason..and I felt myself bet stuck by something.. I looked through the trash to see if it was a syringe and... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? 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 »