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Acute Hepatitis C and HIV

Hi Dr. McGovern I know you said that if a person has Acute Hepatatis C ..then and only then will sercoversion "might" delay HIV antibodies at 1 year? Like does that mean if I test negative for Hep C at 6 months that My HIV tests at 6 months will be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes, if you are negative for both tests at six months - you are done!!!Worry no further. Read more »

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hi,DR. BABARA,i have seen you said:"However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill... Read more »

Drug use question (HEPATITIS C AND HIV TESTING)

I have tested positive for Hep C as result of sharing needles. The incident was 3 months ago and I... Read more »
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What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »

HEP B, C from Dr. Dieterich

Posted by Anonymous
----Q: Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests? ----A: Most of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, but like HIV it... Read more »

confused

Posted by Anonymous
...weeks, but virtually all patients seroconvert within 6 months (Am J Med 2000;109:568). Prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time from transmission to seroconversion." It doesn't mention HBV. Read more »