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HCV Testing How Long After Exposure

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Exposure to HCV, negative antibody and HCV RNA...should get tested again?

Hello. Two months ago I was exposed to hepatitis c through a needle stick. Soon after my exposure (2 weeks) I had a hep c antibody test. That came back negative and I was relieved. However, I have read that there is a "window period" in hepatitis c...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Since you had a needlestick exposure and know exactly the date of your exposure...yes I think you can feel comfortable knowing that if there is no virus by now in Read more »

Re:New Guy wants to know if he can do one of those wooooohoooot things?

Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob thank you so much for answering my question! I cannot thank you enough!... Read more »

hepatitus C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis C Virus: Infection, Prevention and Treatment

... In high-income countries today, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most commonly spread through sharing equipment for substance use, such as needles and straws. Exposure to unsterilized tattooing Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV... Read more »

Exposure to HCV *DELETED*

Posted by sexyitalian910, 1 Reply
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That Coinfection Debate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I too am another who's potential exposure may have resulted in coinfection (accidentally jabbed by a needle in a club restroom - brushed past a person (prob diabetic) Read more »

TEST RESULT, My story, Fear, Drama and SOLUTION

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...intercaurse with sex worker where I beleive that condom broke - but have not noticed at the time. MY SYMPTOMS Seven days after exposure I had rash on the skin, than the series of symptoms that you all have - soar throat, night sweats, joint and... Read more »