|Indeterminate HIV and husband is HCV +
Mar 11, 2012
I looked for an answer to this question, and I did not see this has been asked before....I apologize if it has.
My husband has a history of IV drug abuse, and relapsed recently, so when I had my routine annual, I asked to be checked for everything. He is HCV + and has been for years, but we have always been very conscious of this. The HCV in my labs came back non-reactive, but the HIV was indeterminate with reactive P24, and two others. The other two proteins (as I was told by my physician) are closely linked to HCV. She drew more blood Friday and sent it for a viral load - she said that would be the fasted way to find out for sure.....My husband went yesterday and had a rapid oral HIV test and it was negative....any thoughts....I am FREAKING out.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If your husband's HIV test was negative then you should be negative too if you have no other risk. I suspect your testing will come back negative.
HCV is uncommonly spread sexually, but it is reassuring to still have your negative test.
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