|HCV RNA Result
Feb 19, 2008
Dr. McGovern, I had a potential HCV exposure and got a negative HepC antibody result 10.5 weeks post-exposure, and a negative HCV RNA 12 weeks after exposure. Am I HCV negative? Conclusively?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Recommendations are for testing with antibody at 3 months and again at six months. However, in patients who have also had RNA testing, the diagnosis can be made much earlier. In your case, the absence of any detectable viremia at 12 weeks is consistent with no infection. I would not test further.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Muscle Ache An Acute Symptom Of AIDS?
- Hiv Transmission Blowjob From A Prostitute
- Blisters After Anal Sex Top Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Bloody Urine After Lap Dance Worried I Have HIV
- Dry Cough After Insertive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Pain In Urethra After Masturbation Worried I Have
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.