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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...
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 your blood, you are not infected. If you would like to read more look at the CDC site... Read more »

anti-HCV test time

How long after possible exposure to Hepatitis C would it take for negative test results to be... Read more »

3 month test for HCV, HBV HIV from sexual encounter. Test further?

I had a sexual risk with a woman on her period in early December. I also used her razor to shave my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing for HIV

Should I get tested? How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested? How do HIV tests work? What are the different HIV screening tests available in the United States? If I test HIV negative, does that mean that my sex partner... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Monthly Injection Protects Macaques From Rectal Exposure: Results Should Fast-Track Human Studies for Advanced PrEP Options

Probably, the most important prevention study at CROI 2013 came from a study in 16 macaque monkeys. Half these animals were given a long-acting formulation of an integrase inhibitor and all were protected from SHIV infection, following multiple... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Prevention Tool for MSM: The Promise Comes With Challenges

Dr. Ronald Valdiserri. On Saturday, February 26 th , I attended a day-long meeting organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and hosted by the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston. The theme of the meeting was... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HIV/HCV Coinfection Update: From Testing to Treatment

HIV care providers tend to wear many hats: In addition to managing one of the most insidious infectious diseases in the history of humanity, an HIV care provider must also often manage a host of comorbid physical and mental conditions. In recent... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

Extensive Exposure But Tested Negative - Retest?

Posted by jemison, 4 Replies
I am a hetero female who was exposed to hiv by my partner. We had unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, anal) at least 60 times over a period of 4 months (April to August of this year). Immediately after finding out that he was positive, I was tested... Read more »

Testing four years after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a female who had unprotected sex with a man who I was later told was HIV + (but not by him). I went to Planned Parenthood in MA four years later and took a test, it came back negative, but just to be sure I took a home access three months... Read more »

Quick test came negative / 7 weeks after exposure

Posted by Drake, 4 Replies
Oh hi!

I just commited the most stupid thinkg in my life and now i wanna know if i really screwed it up or i f i have anothr chance. Let me start with a little background:
I have sever body image problems. As a result, i lost a lot of weight and my... Read more »