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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
      #202483 - 08/04/06 07:43 AM

even still, delay of seroconversion is only actually a handful of days, usually about 10-days to 2 weeks....its not months like once thought*

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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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Re: coinfection hepb & hiv new
      #202605 - 08/04/06 10:19 PM

the story you are referring to, is 10+ yrs old......again , still in the period of time, not very much was actually known about hiv, doctors had no choice to believe what they heard....

all the real progress in HIV has been in the last 5 to 6yrs tops......break throughs in meds, treatment, care , etc.....there is no way in hell a person regardless of the circumstances will test positives after 6 months at the very most.........most (in the high 99 percentile) will test within 3 months,period

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