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False Hepatitis C Antibodies

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hepatitis c

I have my medical exam last month and when i got my result i found out that i have hepatitis c. The doctor gave me godex capsule to take for 2 weeks before i have to be tested again if i still have it. Is 2 weeks really enough for me to be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...have a more specific test for this infection - A RIBA test is more specific and used in patients who may have a false positive hepatitis C antibody test.If you do have risk factors for disease, then you need a HCV RNA test to see if your... Read more »

Re:New Guy wants to know if he can do one of those wooooohoooot things?

Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob thank you so much for answering my question! I cannot thank you enough!... Read more »

Reactive Hepatitis C AB

Hi,Thank you for taking my question. What would cause a person to have reactive hepatitis C... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...remains high at 10%-15%/year 112 , 116 , 119 , 120 . HCV Infection in Correctional Settings Juveniles. The prevalence of HCV antibody among detained or incarcerated juveniles is estimated at 2%-3.5%. A history of injection-drug use is the... Read more »
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... 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 about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
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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 »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is taken. One of these tests has produced a high rate of false positives. A positive result on any HIV test should be confirmed with a second test. Home test kits: You can't... Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous with Hepatitis C). There are tests of HIV antigen that may be positive some days earlier than HIV antibodies but false negative tests can also occur. The period between HIV infection and HIV detection with laboratory tests is called... Read more »

JBlue (cryoglobulins)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi,I found one site which says it can cause false neg for hep c I seen another site that explained how ,can't find it yet but when i do I'll send it.I don't know how to send the Read more »