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Is this a sympton of any Hepatitis??

3 months ago, a prositute gave me a blowjob with condom on and also a handjob but without a condom. I know that a handjob is rather harmless but the prositute did touch her own vagina with her hands and gave me the handjob(without washing her hands) ...

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Drug Testing for a New Job

Please answer ASAP -- I have a question, my husband is to start treatment around March 1st. He also may start interviewing for a new job. Is there anyway that PEG-INTRON or Rebetron would show up on a drug test?

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An ALT test result of 71

I have been taking 20mg per day of Lovastatin for 1 year with my evening meal. This resulted in the ALT tests.I have been told to decrease my dosage to 10mg per day. Per my cholesterol nurse, I am now scheduled for additional tests after 3/25/02.(ALT...

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High ALT Levels

I have high ALT levels around the 300 mark. I am HCV negative and already got my shots for HBV in high school, I also got shots for HAV. My doctor does not know what is causing this high level and I don't know either. What I can tell you is I eat spi...

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hepatitis from other viruses

Which other viruses might cause Hepatitis besides Hep A, B, C, D, etc? CMV, EBV, and mono also?

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hiv+, don't know about hcv yet

I was recently dx hiv+, hep a & b negative, but no mention of hcv. On a recent cbc myAST was 151 (normal 0-45, ALT 140 (n 0-50) LDH normal, GGT 119 (n 2-45)--this is prior to starting hiv tx. Is this something to be concerned about? I can't ask my do...

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hepatitis and stools

In late stage chronic or acute hepatitis, would it be possible for stools to retain the same characteristic punngent odor? If so, is this bile or damaged liver cells being excreted? Can stools be checked for bile levels or damaged liver cells being e...

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is hepatitis b in u for life?

my mate contacted hepatitis b about 10 yrs ago and the whole family was given shots. Are we still at risk? Does my mate still have it or does it go away?

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A & B vaccines at same time?

Hi, Can Hepatitis A & B vaccines be given at the same time? How would you schedule out the shots for A & B? Also, if I received the B vaccine in the mid 80's, does it need to be repeated? (note - I just tested negative for A, B, & C, but do have AIDS...

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Low white cell count

I have HIV and have low white cell count. I'm worried about how my low count will be affected when I have to take interferon and ribavirin for my hepatitis c?