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Hep C Testing

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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 window?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...A negative PCR at this time period is great. Would not pursue further testing. Read more »

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... Read more »

Inconsistent Hep C Test Results(help!)

I have been in a safe/monogomous relationship since July 2007 but before that I had an exposure... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

... Not enough family doctors are testing for hepatitis C, and many people with the infection are unaware they have it, according to Dr. Kelly Kaita, director of the viral hepatitis investigative Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's Hepatitis C Test Awaits FDA Approval

...Technologies Inc. announced it had submitted a pre-market approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for a rapid hepatitis C virus test that uses the OraQuick technology platform. The OraQuick HCV test would be the nation's first... Read more »
Connect With Others

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... 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 »

DELAYED SEROCONVERSION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...JOHN HOPKINS SITE SAID THAT CHRONIC HEP C CAN CAUSE DELAYED SEROCONVERSION SO IF THAT PERSON HAS BOTH BECAUSE OF HIV HE WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO GIVE YOU HEP C SO IF YOUR Read more »

Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...you guys think that's enough, or would you go back at exactly 26? I also paid that "ripoff 800 number" $89 to get a test for Hepatitis C. I want to cover all my bases. They should both let me know within 2-3 days. Please pray for me and keep... Read more »