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Hello Thanks a lot for your work 1. Who should be tested for HCV? 2. who The population that can be at risk? 3. do you think oral sex is a risk for HCV (if i receive)? thanks

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What combination should be taken with Incivik

What other Hep C drugs can be taken with Incivik?

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What is hepatatis Be antigen (non reactive) means ?

Few months ago i went for blood donation and i was told that I am having a hepatatis virus and report shows HBs AG Australia antigen (positive). when i went to doctor for further check up he asked me to do another blood test and another report shows ...

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Can Tenofovir reduce chance of HIV transmission?

Hi Doctor McGovern, Just out of pure curiosity, am I protected from HIV infection if I take 300 mg of Viread each day to control chronic HBV? I heard Truvada can reduce HIV infection by 70%, and Tenofovir is the agent in Truvada which suppresses HIV ...

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Worried about acute HepB

Dear Dr McGovern, I recently asked a question with the above title. I have now tested clear and have anti-hbs! Hurray! Thanks so much for your help though. I couldn't find a way to respond to your reply so I hope that this gets to you. Thanks Michael...

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Hepatitis C seroconversion question

Hello, dr Barbara! Could you clarify the following thing to me please. At the http://depts.washington.edu/hepstudy/hepC/clindx/acute/discussion.html there is such table(Figure 4) where the following facts have been mentioned: 1. Infection->Seroconve...

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Worried about Acute HepB

Dear Dr McGovern (or colleague), I was diagnosed with hepatitis b in late March 2012; I presented to my GP with jaundice and my ALT levels were >2,500 iu/l (I think I have described this correctly). My jaundice subsided relatively quickly within abou...

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question about hep c

can i live with someone whose hep c positive without infecting me

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Transmission of HIV and Hepatitis through Blood from Mosquito.

Hi Dr. McGovern, Thanks for taking my questions. I tried to search in the forum for my scenario, but I can't find it. So, here goes my question. I knew that HIV and Hepatitis A, B and C cannot be spread through mosquito bite. However, this scenario i...

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Liver enzymes rise after take Truvada+ Stocrin

I was diagnosed HBV ( HBV Viral load > 1,000,000,000 , SGOT = 52 SGPT = 137 ) before HIV , and started taking tenofovir about 3 months before start Truvada + stocrin ( after noticed HIV result , i was tested accidentally after injury) My CD4 before H...