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Here is some information on hepatitis B blood tests from the Hepatitis B Foundation that briefly discusses false positives. It could be that you have acute hepatitis B (most adults who get hepatitis B have this form that goes away after a short while). Here is some more information . It may be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor for more testing to determine if your previous test was a false positive and what, if anything you need to do. Please let us know how you are doing!
Q: We hear about a $1,000-a-pill price. Really? The cost for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) varies based on the exact use, says Michele Rest, spokeswoman for Gilead, which makes the drug. When used with the hepatitis C drug ribavirin, a common combination, a 12-week course costs about $84,000 wholesale, or $1,000 a day, she says. A 3-month course of Olysio (simeprevir), also used with other medications, is about $66,000 wholesale, or about $733 a day, says Craig Stoltz, a Janssen spokesman.
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Here is some information on exams and tests for hepatitis C. Were you previously diagnosed with hepatitis C? What tests has your doctor run? Here is a hepatitis C treatment guide that you may want to review and discuss with your doctor. You should ask your doctor what your diagnosis means for you so that you can understand what steps you need to take to insure your health.
I think that it is great that you are trying to educate yourself about hepatits C. In addition to quitting drinking and seeing a good doctor asap, as Tiff said, here is a slideshow that explains the basics of hepatitis C and will get you started in understanding the disease. You can find more information in our Hepatitis Health Center . You may also be interested in this page about living with and managing hepatitis C.
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Here is some more information on hep B and hep D that could help you and your daughter. If your daughter has ever had sex with her boyfriend without using a condom or shared personal items like razors or toothbrushes, she could have hep B. The good news is that in most cases hep B goes away on its own. The link above has more information you should read through. The only way that your daughter could have hep D is if she is already infected with hep B. You should make an appointment to have your daughter tested (a simple blood test can tell if she has or has had hep and your doctor can also tell you if she has been previously vaccinated against the virus.