May 5, 2002
What is the window period to get tested for possible Hepatis exposure. I had someone perform oral sex on me and later realized that the person had blood in the mouth that was evident by dry blood on my penis and underwear. Also what are the chances of getting HIV
| Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
You can have seroconversion for HCV after 6 weeks but can be as late as one year.HBV seroconversion may happen after 2 months,but may be as late as 6 months.If you want to know earlier ,you will need to have a HCVRNA by PCR,and a HBVDNA PCR,to detect the virus in the blood. The most important thing is to avoid the risk.If you continue to expose yourself with unprotected sex,or other risky bahavior,your chances of getting infected are too many. HIV seroconversion will occur after infection in 6 months.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.