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all symptoms present but negative result. 9months

Hello Doc, I'm in africa, and I have been suffering all the imaginable symptoms of seroconversion, I have done several antibody tests for hiv 1 and 2, all were negative. Swollen lymph nodes. For about 3 months now, some funny pimples appear randomly ...

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should i stop tenofovir?

first of all many many thanks for your kindness i have also questioned you before and you give very useful information here is my detail again during my medical fitness test for job i was diagnosed positive for hbv my lab reports are hbsag 2066 react...

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When/how test for hepatitis C to be 100% sure?

Hi, Dr McGovern! There is much less info on hep C in the internet then it is for HIV. So, I very hope for your help. Which hepatitis C testing method and which time after exposure for that method guarantees conclusive 100%(or 99.89-99.99%)(i hope neg...

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Have you seen this recent study on HCV and what is your opinion on it?

Dear Doctor, Have you seen the latest study published in Oxford Journal of Public Health on the association between use of HCV and non-injection drug implements? http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/03/25/pubmed.fds018.abstract The...

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Hcv transmission through a scratch? Please respond

I was accidentally scratched by a co-worker about 6 weeks ago that did cause my to bleed. I am pretty sure that they were not bleeding at the time, I have just been worried non-stop. Approximately 3 and a half weeks later I got a HCV qualitative RNA ...

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diffuse nonspecific coarse echotexture of liver

since from 8 year back i find out that have hepatitis b positive now i go for lft is normal and HBV load is 3698IU/ML but as per the USG result diffuse nonspecific coarse echotexture of liver doctor advise me for bipsay of liver please explane me sta...

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Tonsilitis with hepatitis b.

I was diagnosed with hepatitis b,when i went for a blood test,due to the various symptoms like muscle aches and pains,headaches,stomach pain e.t.c.,which has continued for close to 2 months now. I also have tonsilitis,which have refused to respond to...

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HIV/HCV infection from punch/piercing

Hi, I'm really worried. I don't know if it's my OCD and I'm paranoid or if I really have something to be worried about. Almost 3 months ago I was at a gay discov(I'm gay)and I got into a fight with a cab driver outside, long sotry short the cab drive...

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Viread missed dose for Hep B

I missed the medication for nearly three weeks while traveling abroad. What's the consequences of it? Thank you very much!

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Please I need your advice

Dr, I have a friend who found out to be HiV positive since 1999. He has been tested for Hepatits C a couple of time in these past 13 years. The last test he took was on January of 2009 which came back NEGATIVE. His doctor asked him to take another H...