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  • 2 months ago

    Autoimmune Hepatitis

    My son was recently diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis type 1. He is 14 years old and recently started medication (Prednisone & 6MP) which he has responded well to. He has really severe acne and I'm wondering if this is related to the meds or the AIH? He had acne before he started meds. Anyone else out there with a teenager with this diagnosis. It's so rare and I can't accept that this is his life forever. Thanks
  • 2 months ago

    News Flash: Newer Hepatitis C Drugs May Pose Health Risks

    "Newer drugs to cure hepatitis C may put patients at risk for liver failure and other severe side effects, according to a new study from a U.S. nonprofit group that examines drug safety." Find out which drugs researcers identified and what these findings mean here: http://wb.md/2kyaB3Y What are your thoughts?
  • 3 months ago

    Water sports/Urine play and Hepatitis C

    I'm aware that this type of sexual activity carries high risk for Gonorrhea/Chlamydia/Herpes/etc and very low (almost non-existant) for HIV. But what about Hepatitis C? Considering no anal sex, just oral (man on man) and urine play (swallowing). How much of a risk does one one put themselves in for engaging in oral sex and water sports/urine play? and also.. according to US Department of Veteran affairs, virus particles (called HCV RNA) can be detected within 1-2 weeks. Does that mean if one....
  • 3 months ago

    hep c info

    my hep c went active about two months ago what should i expect
  • 4 months ago

    I have chronic liver disease and hepatitis b

    is chronic liver disease painful?
  • 4 months ago

    Positive Hep C person vomit in my mouth

    I just recently learned that a person whom accidentally projectile vomited and it had some had gotten into my mouth. Am I at risk? Really scared.
  • 5 months ago

    Hepatitis B Test Results

    I recently donated blood to the American Red Cross and later received a letter telling me that I had tested reactive for hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc). The results for all hepatitis B Virus Tests are as follows: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test: Nonreactive Hepatitis B Core Antibodies Test: Reactive HBV PCR: Negative The letter said that additional tests were performed on my blood and show that I likely do not have HBV. It says that it may be a false reactive but also says they can not be....
  • 5 months ago

    Myths and Facts About Hepatitis C

    How much do you really know about Hepatitis C? Separate myth from fact here: http://wb.md/2eldcPY Did any of these answers surprise you? Sign in or sign up to join the conversation.
  • 6 months ago

    How safe are tattoos?

    How much do I need to worry about getting hepatitis c from a tattoo parlor? I want a tattoo but my girlfriend isn't too happy with the idea and has been bringing up everything that can go wrong. Anything I can share with her to kind of dissolve her fears?
  • 6 months ago

    Do I still have the Hepatitis bug, in me???

    I had hepatitis about 1975, I don't know if it was XY or Z. First I turned yellow, later my fingers and toes turned black, then later on, I started shedding the dead skin, like a snake, and survived. My Wife is a nurse, I asked her if she had ever seen someone who's skin turned black, she replied only on dead people. I was trying to find out which type it was. Recently I heard that you are never clear of the disease, I had two kids since, could they have the bug it them.