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Hepatitis C Antibodies

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hepatitis c antibody formation

if hypothetically you contracted hiv and hepatitis c at the same time... i have read that acute hepatitis c can delay hiv seroconversion but is it also true that hiv can delay hepatitis c seroconversion if they were both contracted at the same time?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not aware of reports of delayed HCV seroconversion in patients with recent onset of HIV infection. In fact a report in 2009 of 3 patients who had acquired both infections simultaneously showed seroconversion rates consistent with what we see in... Read more »

Hepatitis C antibody

My test reads..This patient's sample test reactive w/a high s/co ratio:>=8.00. with high s/co... Read more »

Hepatitis C Antibody

I went to donate blood and they told me they couldn't use it because I had hep. C antibodies, They... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

"Large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Repeat Viral Testing of IVF Couples Not Needed: Study

...2007 and 2009. Initial tests found no HIV infections, about 200 people positive for hepatitis B antibodies, and 16 positive for hepatitis C antibodies. Of those who continued treatments, repeat testing found no new infections. "The evidence... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: British Columbia Health Officials Welcome Crack Pipe Study and Link to Hepatitis C

...shortly after being used by 51 inner city Toronto participants. Testing confirmed that 22 smokers (43.1 percent) were positive for hepatitis C antibodies. Hepatitis C virus was found on one of the pipes whose owner also tested positive. The... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Notice Paid: TAG's Hepatitis Project Bears Its First and Future Fruit, Issues Research and Treatment Policy Recommendations

...while 29% had no idea what the sustained response rate was. Thirty-eight percent would not refer an individual with a positive hepatitis C antibody test to a gastroenterologist -- even though they had no experience in treating hepatitis C... Read more »
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I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM) negative. * Hepatitis C antibodies Metodo quimiolumiscencia Negative. after 45 days of the contact at risk hiv1/hiv2 total... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Recently, in Itzehoe a HCV positive surgeon allegedly infected many of his patients. But one has to consider that prevalence of hepatitis C antibodies is relatively high in the population, so that it is easily possible that 2% react positively to... Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies to it at 3 monts, and if my immune... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who was a former IV drug user. We practiced safe sex almost every time, but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be... Read more »