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Testing window for HIV/HCV coinfection
Jan 19, 2008

Dr. McGovern, I have tested -ve for HIV & Hep C @ 6 months via antibody testing. Is additional testing prudent or should I consider the results definitive and conclusive to rule out co-infection ?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would consider this completely adequate. The only reason to test further out is when someone has developed acute hepatitis C infection as well. Then we test further out for HIV antibodies.

Am I in the clear for HBV?
Hepatitis B Inactive Carrier?

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