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Acute HCV?
Sep 23, 2012

When does acute HCV typically begin? Is it possible to develop acute HCV at 5 months post exposure after a 4.5 month negative HCV test?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Most HCV antibody tests are positive by 3 months; a small percent are positive later at six months. If your test was a viral load test, I would not get any more testing, because that would be very reassuring.



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