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      #36044 - 06/20/02 12:00 AM

Dr. Rodrigues says hep c can take up to a year to show the others say 6 months,does anyone know who's right,If it is a year has anyone with these ongoing symptoms tested for hep c up to a year? I was tested for hepc at 23 weeks

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      #36049 - 06/20/02 03:53 AM

Ask your doctor to order a hepatitis c virus pcr as this will show much earlier than the antibody.

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      #36054 - 06/20/02 08:45 AM

A spcialist in Sweden from Karolinska Univeristy Hosptal are saying that most people with Hepatitis C will have a positive result after 4 weeks, But the window we are using is 6 months so I think that you can relax now.

Sexuall exposure are very uncommon and that is why the CDC donīt recommend testing where on person have hepatits C and the other person donīt have Hepatitis C. When Hepatitis C have been transmitted sexually their is a big chance that blood where involved. Their is very, very little to zero viruses in the semen, vaginal secration etc. If you had a sexually exposure, relax and move on, If you had a needle exposure and would recommend you to move on if you have done a antibody test at 23 weeks.
Best of luck to you.

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      #36079 - 06/20/02 12:00 PM

Thanks Magnus,glad to see you still around

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      #36162 - 06/20/02 11:05 PM

funny you should mention, i saw a new doc today that ordered a hep c qualitative pcr...


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