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Hep C Test

Hi, My mother had hep c probably when I was born. She was diagnosed and I was tested in 1995 at UCI medical center and teted Neg. My Father also tested neg. I have not had any tests since for hep c. How accurate were tests back then?Thank you.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The tests have been very accurate since 1992 Read more »

HEP C Testing Window

I had an exposure to hep c. Is a neg 17 week antibody and pcr test conclusive? What is the testing... Read more »

hep c test

...my recent hep c test showed no detectable virus in my blood. what does Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...more information on these tests. If you have been at risk for hep C, get tested even if your liver enzyme levels are normal. hep C testing is recommended for all people with HIV, since having both viruses, called coinfection, is common. Usually,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...infectedwith HIV and Hep C is by being tested. Each virus isdetected by a different test, so you need both an HIVtest and a Hep C test. You might be co-infected and not know it. Both areslow acting viruses. People can be infected for yearswith... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...infected with HIV and Hep C is by being tested. Each virus is detected by a different test, so you need both an HIV test and a Hep C test. You might be co-infected and not know it. Both are slow acting viruses. People can be infected for years... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Clinical Trial Shows Vertex's Experimental Protease Inhibitor Lowers Hepatitis C Viral Loads to Undetectable Levels

...Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental drug VX-950 lowered hepatitis C viral loads to undetectable levels, the AP/ Houston Chronicle reports (AP/ Houston Chronicle , 2/7).... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor mentioned that although the HIV test hadn't come in yet, if it did come back positive... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

HIV and Hep C co-infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've read where HIV and Hep C co-infection can cause a person to take longer to test positive. Does anyone know how true this is? I've tested negative at Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »