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coinfection hepb & hiv
      #202438 - 08/03/06 08:10 PM

understand hepb coinfection can affect test accuracy of hiv.
any advise on :
1) is this true? anyone has actually experienced and seen it?
2) will results at 6-7weeks be good even if there's coinfection?
3) will antibodies be detected even if some symptoms are still present (6-7weeks period)

thank you.

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Re: coinfection hepb & hiv new
      #202445 - 08/03/06 08:48 PM

IT isn't Hep B it's Hep C and at this point in time even with a POSSIBLE delay in producing antibodies a person would still test postive by 13 weeks. Don't see the CDC (famous for qualifing the tests and everything else to a nice muddy muddle of nothing) saying anything about the need to test past 13 weeks if co-infected do you?

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Re: coinfection hepb & hiv new
      #202461 - 08/04/06 12:54 AM

it is hep b i'm worried about. my exposure is in SE Asia, where hep B is very common. Hep C i know is not transmitted thru sex.

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Re: coinfection hepb & hiv new
      #202478 - 08/04/06 07:14 AM

Then way are you worried? It's Hep C that can be an issue, not Hep B.

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Re: coinfection hepb & hiv new
      #202547 - 08/04/06 03:59 PM

I'm not sure that your information is correct.

There was one well-known case, ten years ago or more, in which a person was co-infected with Hep C and HIV and took a long time to create antibodies. I don't think that would be the case with today's more modern HIV tests, and I also think that was a very unusual situation.

Note also that that was Hep C, not Hep B. I've never heard that Hep B co-infection would delay HIV antibody production.

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