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***please answer...concerned mother***

Hi~ Please help me by assessing any risk involved with the following situation. I was playing volleyball, and the girl I was warming up with started bleeding from her hand, and she got blood on the ball. Before we noticed she was bleeding, we had con...

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Is Real Time PCR Conclusive in Diagnosing HBV HCV?

I think I was exposed to a risky situation where I may have contracted Hep B or C,,,,I cannot wait for 3 months to get tested...its been 16 days now and many doctors have told me that Hep C and B can be detected early using PCR...I asked how soon the...

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vit b12

my vit b12 was high..is there any relation with this for hep c.my test negative 6 mos post exposure..

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testing for aids and hep c

if i was treated for hep c would aids be detected alsomo

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sgpt 89.0 unit u/l

pls answer my question what does sgpt/alt 89.0 unit u/l referrence interval 21.0-72.0 hbeag result 0.115 non reactive reference interval cov-1.0

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Urgent: exposure to HCV-positive ascites fluid

Good morning! I am a medical student. I have a question about a blood borne pathogen exposure that happened to me. I was working a shift in the Emergency Department when I was assisting in a peritoneal tap of a patient with massive ascites due to alc...

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oral hep c

Performed oral sex only on a woman whom later I found out has hep c. In nervous about upcoming test so was just asking what are the chances of hep c being passed on this way? It was dark so I am not sure if there was blood present. Thank you Dr. M...

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Hep B Surface Antibody Reactive; Surface Antigen Positive

I had a blood test March 2012 with Reactive result for Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Had another blood test April 2012 and turned out that I am Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Positive.. What is good and bad in my case? Im really worried when the doctor ...

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HCV from deep paper cut

I have read that HCV can survive in the environment in microscopic amounts unseen to the naked eye and that they can in fact transmit HCV. I cut my finger on paper today in the office (unsure of where they were before who handled them etc) the cut wa...

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can gallbladder nuclear test reactivate hep b?

Hi Barbara, I was just wondering if you could help me with my question. I had Hep B when i was 11 months old, now I'm 26, Dec 2011 blood test were: HBSAG - non reactive, HBSAB - 747 IU/L, HBCAB TOTAL - reactive, HBV DNA <15 iu/ml = not detected. I wa...