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Hep C and HIV coinfection

Nov 9, 2011

Hi, If after an intercourse, someone gets infected with Hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, does the window period for antibody test changes for such a person or is 3 months after the exposure still sufficient? Thanks!

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

The only time that the three month window would change would be if there was a known exposure to Hep C and HIV and the person developed Acute Hep C infection. Then and only then, would the window period change 12 months.

This topic has been discussed in-depth in this forum. Please see Dr. Bob's expanded answers on this topic: Hep C & HIV Co-infection

In health, Richard

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