HCV neg at 30 weeks
Sep 20, 2002
Dear Dr. Fried
I had a possible exposure(non IV drug use) to blood from an HIV+ person. I got tested for HIV 3 times by the antibody tests. The last test was at 26 weeks. I then had an HCV antibody test at 30 weeks and that was neg. There were no other exposures. I am immune to HBV. The Dr. told me through my blood work my liver levels were not elevated and that I should not worry about my liver. I could not afford any of the more expensive tests so the antibody was it for me. Do you think I have truly ruled out HIV and HCV infection.
Thanx for your insight.
Response from Dr. Fried
In the absence of any other illness that could affect the immune system, antibodies to HCV and HIV should be present by now in virtually new infections. Therefore, from these available tests, it looks like you did not become infected.
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