|HEP C and HIV Clarification=Not Clear Please Please Answer
Feb 7, 2010
Hi Dr. Bob,
Thank you for taking my question. I have checked the archives and I am still not clear on the HEP C and HIV testing guidelines. I have read through the archives and I wondered if you could please tell me if this is correct. For those that have blood exposure, should they automatically test for both HIV and HEP? If so, is the window period 12 weeks for both, and you could test at that time and receive accurate results? If you could answer this it would be a great help. There seems to be a lot of confusion on this matter and I would like to test at 12 weeks, and be confident with the results rather than wondering if it is accurate. Thank you so much for your time and your service.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, a window period of 12 weeks would suffice for both HIV and hepatitis C, barring extenuating circumstances.
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