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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 »

False negative test likelihood?

Dear Mark,I've been HepC positive for 15 years now, albeit with the unusual genotype 4. I also... 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 »
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 »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... 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 »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
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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 »

12 months negative but deadly symptoms

Posted by naveea, 3 Replies
Hi Guys & Gals

Please bear with me as it is a long post

1st Exposure -with CSW in March -May 2009(4 encounters with the same CSW),it was protected vaginal and unprotected oral in UK.I had bad sore throat after a week after my 1st encounter.went... Read more »

10 months symptoms ... but negative

Posted by David75, 4 Replies
Hello,

Since a suspicious heterosexual contact with a black prostitute in july 2006, I've experienced EVERY symptom on the HIV ARS-list (except fever) ...
These include :

Urticaria ( after 2 weeks)
Memory loss
Rashes all over my body, including palms... Read more »

conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had my 24 week hiv test and was neg.Still having many symptoms,I was reading that co-infection with hepc c could delay antibodies,i know hepc is hard to transmit sexually but can happen.If this did occur would this delay both virus's and if... Read more »