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Hepatitis C Antibody Positive

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Ask the Experts

hepatitus C

how long does it take to contract hepatitus C and show symtoms
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is usually transmitted by blood to blood exposure and hepatitis C antibody positivity follows a period of viremia (virus in the blood). Antibodies turn positive in the majority of people within about 3 months after exposure. However,... Read more »

Hepatitis C not active?

I recently took a medical exam for a police department. The results were mailed to me and in the... Read more »

** VERY VERY CRITICAL ** ----->>> MY case regarding HCV "" Very critical please helpp ""

Please help me in my case regarding HCV . I have already informed you that i got HCV PCR -ve after... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

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

Striking Lack of Awareness "People with hepatitis C infection deserve the same tools as those with HIV so that they can become experts about their virus," explains Michael Marco in the introduction to TAG's latest analysis of hepatitis C research... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treating Hepatitis C: A Clinician's Perspective

...And it has to be PCR. The branch DNA is not sensitive enough, but I think that test eventually will be worked out. If they are hepatitis C antibody positive, and their liver function tests are normal, the current teaching is, do not go on,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Liver Spot

...of HIV-infected individuals with hepatitis C. Thomas noted that a recent CDC study estimated 4 million persons nationwide are hepatitis C antibody positive and about three million of those are chronically infected with hepatitis C (meaning they... Read more »
Connect With Others

HEP B, C from Dr. Dieterich

Posted by Anonymous
----Q: Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests? ----A: Most of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, but like HIV it... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous
I wrote to the World Health Organization about the window and here is the reply. There is a period between when a person who has become infected with HIV ( and has circulating HIV virus in their blood) and when the HIV antibody levels have reached... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dr. Rodrigues says hep c can take up to a year to show the others say 6 months,does anyone know who's right,If it is a year has anyone with these ongoing symptoms tested for hep c up to a year? I was tested for hepc at 23 weeks Read more »