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Taking the Hepatitis C Antibody Test again

My Mother was diagnosed in 1998 as having Hepatitis C which was believed she contracted from a blood transfusion she was given when my sister was born over 40 years ago. Since I was born AFTER my sister a few years later, It was recommended that I...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
It is recommended that children of HCV-positive mothers be tested on one occasion and you are negative. Repeat testing is not necessary.... Read more »

PCR tests, antibody tests and

Hello Dr. Holodniy:This question will hopefully be a slightly differenttwist from the usual "window period" question :-)Sorry for the length.I wrote previously ( I am the one taking immuno-suppressivemedications who may or may not develop...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Good synopsis. I don't think you need more testing. the PCR based tests will detect the presence of the virus, so antibodies are not an issue. The issue with the subtypes and PCR is a quantitative one. Thus, it should be fine for qualititative... Read more »

vitiligo and hiv antibody test. Dr. Young Please help follow up, one last time please give me your expert advice.

Dr. Young, I am just coming from the pediatric dermatoligist office. My daughter has developed a small white patch on her finger two months back, the doctor told me that it is vitiligo. It is a tiny white spot. This is the same guy who asked you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello again,You have nothing HIV to worry about. Vitiligo is not associated with HIV, nor is associated with any blood contamination, nor affects the HIV tests.Please, stop worrying about your daughter having HIV- it's only causing you undue... Read more »

hepatitis B core antibody positive with waning titres of hepatitis Surface antibody (<9)

please advice as to what it means : My hep b results are:HBs Ag - negativeHB core antibody - positiveHB surface antibody < 9I was vaccinated for hep b in 2004 and titres in 2005 for hep b surface Ab was >100.I am asymptomatic.They are now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you had isolated hepatitis B core antibody in the past, then it makes sense that they wanted to vaccinate you to protect you from infection. It did work because your antibody titers were high (>100). Now they are low (<9) so you will need a... Read more »
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HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can knowledgable people of the forum let me know if a 12 week antibody test can be considered conclusive after 1 time high risk situation even though major symptoms persist. How much faith can be really put in a 12 week antibody test. I am aware... Read more »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
I had all the symptoms... Read more »