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Antibodies To Hepatitis C

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hepatitis c antibody formation

if hypothetically you contracted hiv and hepatitis c at the same time... i have read that acute hepatitis c can delay hiv seroconversion but is it also true that hiv can delay hepatitis c seroconversion if they were both contracted at the same time?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not aware of reports of delayed HCV seroconversion in patients with recent onset of HIV infection. In fact a report in 2009 of 3 patients who had acquired both infections simultaneously showed seroconversion rates consistent with what we see in... Read more »

Hepatitis C antibody

My test reads..This patient's sample test reactive w/a high s/co ratio:>=8.00. with high s/co... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

...blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs, but appears to be inefficient compared with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boomers May Be Last Boom of Hepatitis C

... A new study of U.S. blood donors shows a "strikingly lower prevalence" of hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared with 1992-93, according to lead researcher Dr. Edward Murphy of the University of California-San Francisco. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: British Columbia Health Officials Welcome Crack Pipe Study and Link to Hepatitis C

... A new study affirms the risk that hepatitis C can be transmitted by crack pipe sharing. "We have some initial evidence that a hepatitis C-infected crack smoker can, under Read more »
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I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM) negative. * Hepatitis C antibodies Metodo quimiolumiscencia Negative. after 45 days of the contact at risk hiv1/hiv2 total... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 antibodies? That is what I am being told by my health care provider but he doesn't seem to know his ass from a whole in... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who was a former IV drug user. We practiced safe sex almost every time, but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be... Read more »

That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read on here numerous times that Hep C coinfection will not delay HIV seroconversion in any meaningful way. However, it seems even Dr. Bob isn't sure where he stands on this issue as I have seen him say both that it can, and can't delay... Read more »