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Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Barbara McGovern, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. She is a widely published researcher and frequent lecturer on issues pertaining to HIV and coinfections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C. More information about Dr. McGovern is available on her bio page.

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hepatitis a total aby

i had test hep a total aby, the result is positive.what does this mean?

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hep c

can you catch hep c by sharing by sharing eye contacts?

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Hepatitis C Itchy Rash

Does hep C cause terrible, dry, itchy rashes all over the body? In stage 4 liver disease. Not doing treatment. Going crazy witch itching from the inside out. Nothing works. Thank you!

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High Tumor Marker

Hi Dr. McGovern, My last tumor marker test was high. It was 9.8 I have had three liver biopsies over the last ten years and they have all been the same, stage 0, grade 1. My ast is 57 and my alt is 74. I had an ultrasound awhile back and it showed ...

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Options for people with resistance to entecavir.

Madam, I have been on entecavir for last five years since detection of chronic HBV. Prior to startign entecavir I was on pegasys which was not successful. Please let me know what are the options, if there is resistance to entecavir as i have been ent...

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HCV transmission

Hi doc.I am a HCV positive person and a married man, still haven't started treatment yet.My wife and i are planning about conceiving a baby but i fear my sperm may transmit the HCV virus and the baby may most likely be infected.What are the chances o...

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9 times question (sleepless nigth, palpitation of the hearth) please Dr I need Your Help

Hello Dr Barbara Hopefully you help me with my problem. I already sent my letter to you yesterday and Im praying that you answer my question today.. Please Help me with my anxieties. Heres the story Last two days ago theres a fight in my office.. Syr...

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Hepatits C equivocal

Please help me waht is equivocal? and what is not detected does it mean negative below is text of my test result Hepatitis C Antibody Equivocal* Supplementary Hepatitis C Ab Not Detected Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Not Detected No evidence of current...

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Risks of transmission when vaccination series not finished

I'm a 36 year old female with chronic hep b. I have a very low viral load (last test was less than 20 iu/ml), I've never received treatment and all liver tests and ultrasounds have been normal so far. I have two questions both related to transmission...

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hepatitus c

my son has been told he has heptaitus c due to a blood transfusion in the late 1980's. he's started treatment this month but I understand in some case it might not work and that its a really hard treatment to go through and we wondered how we can be ...