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Latest by Barbara McGovern, M.D.

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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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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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HBeAg reactive anti-HBe nonreactive

I was diagnosed with chronic hep b.. My test results were ALT 106, AST 54, my HBeAg is reactive and anti-HBe nonreactive. My doctor recommended me to start on entecavir. is this my best option at this moment. Or should I start off with interferon sin...

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Hep B/C transmission risk - new mother

Hi Dr. McGovern, I know Heb B/C can live on surfaces for a long time. At my postpartum exam, I noticed that the nurse touched the receptacle that she used to discard the speculum for my pap smear with her gloved hands prior to giving me a pelvic exam...

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Where does the Hep C virus hide?

Dr., during Hep C tx, if a person is "un-dectectable", completes the SOC, achievs SVR, then re-lapses, how does the virus avoid detection then re-appear? I'm in my 30th week of tx and sailing right along. Based on all my tests, it seems the odds are ...

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protein in urine after being on Truvada for almost a year

I have hepb & hiv. After three years of trying different meds, what finally worked is, edurant/isentress/truvada. I take a Vit.D. pill, once a week (prescribed). I am sensitive to the 2nd component of truvada with my hiv. My recent tests are that the...

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HBV reactive and 14,20 Weeks Elisa test for HIV negative

Please help me with your response. I recently came to know that i am infected with HBV Genoty-D when I just went for a general checkup and also occult blood in urine. My doctor said I might have been carrying since childhood as my HBVeab is positive ...

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Hepatitis

I was having intercourse with a girl I just met and I was told she had Hepatitis and I was wearing protection but she scratched my back am I at risk of having it cause of that?

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Baby came into contact Past-Drug User

We were visiting a family friend, named "John", who used to be a heroine drug user and has shared that he has Hepatitis C. I tried to be careful in keeping baby at a distance but unexpectedly, my 8 month old son leaned close to John and stuck his fin...