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False Positive Hep C Tests

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Double false positive HepC HIV

I recently tested positive for HepC but then negative per RIBA and PCR. Then I tested positive for HIV then negative Western blot and PCR. I tested negative for ANA's, rheumatoid, and Lupus. I did have moderate hepatitis (5X baseline...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am quite curious about your testing as well. I am bewildered as to what caused your false positive tests. Obviously you had a significant hepatitis and I hope you also had testing for other causes of hepatitis including monopot, hepatitis B,... Read more »

HEPC False Positive?

About 10 years ago, at a Red Cross blood drive, I tested positive for HepC. I had no risk... Read more »

Hep-c screening test mildly positive

I went in a few weeks ago to get my annual exam done at my OB-GYN, and asked them to go ahead and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »
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Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

coinfections hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please help i know you guess are not doctor but could you
please due some research for me ? I dont have acsess
to a computer often. can you find out if 6 months test is accurate or is it 6month from time of exposure or6 month after onset of symptoms Read more »

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »