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Mar 8, 2008

Dear Doctor, In the case of sexual exposure, if one tested negative at 10 months for HIV, anyreason to further test for HIV and HCV due to fear of possible delayed seroconversion? Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

This is a very common question that I receive.

Testing for HIV and HCV should continue up to six months. Only if the patient gets infected with one of these viruses, would I test further out.

If they are both negative, then I would stop at six months.



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