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Confusing answers in the archives!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 22, 2008

Dr. McGovern, If someone was worried about exposure to Hep C and HIV coinfection, and they got tested at 6 months, would that test be conclusive?

So basically, is a 6 month negative test conclusive for Hep C and HIV coinfection?

Thank you in advance!

Response from Dr. McGovern

Yes - this would be conclusive.

The only reason to test further out for HIV at 12 months would be IF - and only IF - the person got ACUTE hepatitis C infection from that same exposure.



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