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May 16, 2011

I thank you very much for your quick response to my question. I am however still very much concerned as I show many symptoms of Hep C infection. You had mentioned previously that accute Hep C can delay testing for both HIV and Hep C. How come this does not apply to my situation? I have tested antibody negative for both but could they not be false negatives? I have classic Hep C symptoms

Response from Dr. McGovern

The delay in titers only applies to patients who have acquired HCV infection...SInce you do not have evidence of acute HCV infection, this delay in seroconversion would not apply - which is great news.

You may have symptoms related to some other medical issue...You should visit your physician to discuss.

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