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Do They Test For Hepatitis C During Pregnancy

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How long does it take Hep C to show up on a test?

I know like pregnancy, some STD's take awhile before they will show up on a test. Whats the longest it takes for Hepititas C to show up on a test? I am going to get tested and for how long should I keep getting tested before I know I am for sure...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C testing after an exposure of concern usually come up antibody positive after 6 to 12 weeks. Uncommonly after six months. Read more »

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The partner i was with 2 years ago had hep c. i have had a liver function test when i went on the... Read more »

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Hepatitis C and HIV

...side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men should not use RBV for at least six months before they get a woman pregnant. Hep C... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...sureto check out the CATIE Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C. What You Need to Know If you have HIV, you should consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. ... Read more »
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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic hepatitis C treated? ... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you... Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...laboratory for this job was nothing less than the Chiron Corp., a biochemical company that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of... Read more »

Pos/Neg Couple Seeking Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Has anyone have first hand knowledge or experience with spermwashing procudures? Husband pos(undetect)/Wife neg one child neg. Want more additions, any info appreciated Read more »

? regarding Hep C and pregnancy

Posted by stevetrip, 2 Replies
Can a guy living with Hepatitus C and passes it to his wife will his baby be born with Hepatitus C? Read more »

Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. The result was negative. Should I test Read more »