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  • 3 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....
  • 4 months ago

    Famous Faces With Hepatitis C

    From Steven Tyler to Naomi Judd, learn about some the famous folks with hepatitis c and how they continued to live and thrive after their diagnosis: Were you surprised to see any of the famous faces in this slideshow?
  • 4 months ago

    Losing my hair

    My hair is falling out in clumps, which is devastating to me because how I've always prided myself on my hair. My hair length was always at the small of my back, flowing and very healthy and shiny. I've done some research and it's not looking too good in terms of treatment. Most people who have legitimately received treatment which resulted in significant hair growth had to shell out a lot of money and this just isn't in the cards for me. I am a recovering addict, a felon and unemployed....
  • 4 months ago

    Worried about possible infection. What type of doctor should I see?

    I'm worried that I may have been exposed to hepatitis C. I let my friends talk me into getting a piercing while on vacation and the place we had it done wasn't exactly the cleanest. I know it was stupid and believe me I regret it. I'm a 28 year old man in good health if that makes any difference. I haven't had any symptoms but I tend to worry and of course looked up all the things that could go wrong with a piercing. The possibility that I could have hepatitis C has me freaking out....
  • 4 months ago

    hep c info

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

    I have chronic liver disease and hepatitis b

    is chronic liver disease painful?
  • 4 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....
  • 4 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