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hiv hep b,c
Jan 3, 2008

hi iv asked a question recently regarding coinfection i dont think asked the right question,here it is if i were coinfected with hiv and either hep b or c would the hiv take longer than 3 months to show in a blood test so does this coinfection affect hiv showing in a blood test? thank you very much.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The CDC recommends testing for HIV up to six months after exposure. If the patient also gets newly infected with hepatitis C at the time of exposure, they should have another test for HIV at 12 months in case the acute HCV infection delays seroconversion. This is extremely rare.



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