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Current Elisa Screening Window Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C window period

Hi, please could you tell me the correct window period for Hepatitis C, I have received conflicting answers from different people and different websites of how long it would normally take for antibodies to show up in a blood test? Some say 6-12...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The reason it is confusing is that the majority of people do develop antibodies by 12 weeks...However, there is a small minority of people that develop antibodies between 12 and 24 weeks. Rarely, does a patient develop antibodies any later than... Read more »

question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience you have for all the questions you get and answering them in a comical manner on a non comical issue, I really do admire you. I have a question about some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notation for the identical test.) It is a qualitative test that screens for very small amounts of HIV (or other pathogens such as hepatitis C) genetic material (DNA or RNA). The process, called amplification, involves a fully automated way of... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or indeterminate Western Blot results. This has to do... Read more »

Dazed and Confused (WINDOW PERIOD 2008)

Ok, ok. I know the whole 'window period' is a question that never dies but why do SOOO many people and doctors disagree on this topic? I've read some posts from the archives that state certain dr.'s want their patients to test for years to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...where our general recommendations for testing might not be applicable. For instance, when folks are simultaneous exposed to hepatitis C and HIV or when folks have previously received experimental HIV vaccines, consultation with an HIV specialist... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Screening for Hepatitis C in Sexual Health Clinic Attendees

... Research has shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is higher among some patients of sexual health clinics than among the general population. In such clinics, Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...possibilities: Delayed antibody synthesis in infants and persons receiving post-exposure prophylaxis or with concurrent acute hepatitis C infection Diminished immune response in individuals receiving intensive or long-term immunosuppressive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Screening and Management Practices: A Survey of Drug Treatment and Syringe Exchange Programs in New York City

...Injection drug users (IDUs) account for more than 60 percent of all new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in the United States. Fifty to eighty percent of new IDUs are infected within 6 to 12 months of initial Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...dr wanted to go ahead and take more blood to check the "viral load" to see if in fact there is any virus in my blood. I am currently waiting those results. Regardless of those results, she will do another blood test in 3-4 months to retest. As... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky exposures in many many months) If I go and donate... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...here because I posted a question in the ask the experts "am i infected" forum explaining my whole situation to the best of my current knowledge, which includes nothing about Hep c or fear of and Dr Bob says my results are conclusive. Awesome... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...http://www.aegis.org/topics/hiv_exist.html. 8. MacKenzie, William, et al, "Multiple False-positive Serologic Tests for HIV, HTLV-1 and Hepatitis C Following Influenza Vaccination, 1991," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Vol. 268, No.... Read more »