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When To Test When Coinfected?
Nov 25, 2006

Hi Dr. McGovern,

My question is a short one. If a person is coinfected with Hiv and Hep C or B at the same time, when should they test for Hiv as I have read that it makes Hiv antibody production a slower process. Thank you for your answer in advance.

L.K.

Response from Dr. McGovern

If there is a major cause for concern about acute HIV infection, then a HIV RNA can be tested - this virus test will not be affected by recent acquisition of HCV.



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