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HIV/HCV coinfection from sex
Jul 14, 2008

Hello doctor. Over 7 months ago I had condom protected sex with a sex worker of unknown HCV / HIV status who seemed to have been mentruating (not sure). A few days ago I got tested for both HIV and HCV (anti-body tests) and they were both negative. Can I accept these results as conclusive? You have said in the past that coinfection can delay the window period for both. Do you recommend that I get tested again? Thanks very much!

Response from Dr. McGovern

Testing at six months is adequate. The only reason to test further out for HIV would have been if you had contracted acute HCV infection - which you did not...



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