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  • 1 month ago

    Blood test

    I was recently in the hospital for kidney failure. The drs at the hospital took me off abunch of my they thought were hurting my kidneys. I went to my dr last week and she ordered blood tests. One of them was a Hepscreen, Chronic. The results came back reading HEPATITIS B, SURFACE AB, REACTIVE H. What exactly does that mean and do I have Hep B? Thank you, dejace
  • 1 month ago

    What You Should Know About Hepatitis C

    About 3.5 million Americans have hepatitis C, and 17,000 or so others get it each year. But how much do you know about how this disease is spread, who's most at risk, the symptoms to look for, and the treatments that are available? Learn the basics here:
  • 2 months ago

    Can I get Hepatitis C/HIV from prolonged nosebleed?

    Hello! I've had a recurring nosebleed (daily) that lasted 2-3 months. I've since done cauterisation. However, I realised that I've been picking at my nose on a daily basis, and it bled everyday. The nose picking happened randomly and my hands were definitely not cleaned or washed. Considering that it was daily for a couple of months, and bleeding everyday, what is the likelihood that I contract Hepatitis C and HIV through the wounds in my nose (from daily surfaces that my hands come into....
  • 4 months ago


    A 27 yr old friend from Madagascar just passed away after a 4 month sickness. It is known that she had hepatitis (not positive which one- I suspect B or C). She had severe weakness and vomiting and after having jaundice for 3 weeks she died- no doubt from liver damage. I lived in Madagascar for a year and am quite disappointed in the medical treatment, especially where she was located (Southern Madagascar- very poor). She has a 20 month old daughter and I am concerned that the child and the 5 family....
  • 4 months ago

    Hepatitis C . can this be cured?

    During recent medical test, my test showed 0.9 on Hep C. As this is close to limiting value of 1 for medical test, i wish to take up a treatment to cure this high level. Is there a cure for Hep. C?
  • 4 months ago

    Can Hep C clear on its own?

    I was diagnosed with Hep C 2 months ago and had a viral load at that time of 4.4 million. My genotyoe is 1a, but my liver panel has always been normal and I have no symptoms. I'm not scheduled to see the GI for two more weeks, but was wondering if it was at all possible that my body will clear itself of the virus on its own? Could it possibly be a mistake?
  • 4 months ago

    Understanding the Test Results

    My girlfriend last week called me in a grief stricken panic last week because she failed a medical for a job she was applying for. I was shocked to find out that she tested positive for Hepatitis B, which surprised me since she was given the vaccine at birth and so was I. Today she did the follow up hepatitis profile test and some of the test results were confusing to me. She has a few days before she will speak with her doctor to go over with her the results but to be supportive and also brace myself....
  • 5 months ago

    News: New Combo Pill for Hepatitis C

    Some exciting news: "A pill that contains three powerful antiviral drugs might offer a cure for many hepatitis C patients who have failed other treatments, researchers report." You can read more about this combination pill and who it could help, here: Are you currently on antiviral drugs for hepatitis c?
  • 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....
  • 6 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?