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Coninfection Window Period?
Jan 3, 2008

Hello,

I'm hoping you can provide some insight to me as I am extremely worried that I have been coinfected with Hepatitis C and HIV through sex. I have been tested for HIV at the following intervals; 3 wks (pcr), 8 weeks (antibody), 12 weeks (antibody and pcr), 6 months (antibody) and 30 wks (antibody). I have been tested for Hep C at 3 and 6 months (antibody). All results have been negative. I have had several symptoms ranging from flu to migratory joint pain, and vasculutis for 7 months now. I am awaiting pcr results for Hep C and HIV taken at 31 wks, and extremely anxious. With all the tests, do you think I am free and clear of both HIV and Hep C, or what do you consider the window period if one is coinfected? Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays.

Response from Dr. McGovern

No I think you are done with HIV and HCV testing. You are in the clear.



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