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hep c test
Dec 20, 2011

is it normal to have an anal swab and probe to test for hepatitis c....i am hiv positive male

Response from Dr. McGovern

I suspect the anal probe and swab was to do anal cytology for HPV - human papillomavirus.

Your HCV test was more likely a blood test.

You should also get hepatitis A and B vaccines if you are not yet protected...

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