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Hepatitis C Positive Antibodies

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Hepatitis C antibody

My test reads..This patient's sample test reactive w/a high s/co ratio:>=8.00. with high s/co ratios have shown to repeat as positive using different methodology 95% of the time or greater. (CDC MMWR NO RR-3 2003) Therefore additional testing for...
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
...It means your antibody test is positive and you have been exposed to HCV. You need to get a HCV viral load test to see whether you are chronically infected Read more »

hepatitis c antibody formation

if hypothetically you contracted hiv and hepatitis c at the same time... i have read that acute... 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 »
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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

...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, but appears to be inefficient compared with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boomers May Be Last Boom of Hepatitis C

... A new study of U.S. blood donors shows a "strikingly lower prevalence" of hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared with 1992-93, according to lead researcher Dr. Edward Murphy of the University of California-San Francisco. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Coinfection on HAART in HIV-Infected Individuals: Multicentric Observation Cohort

... The current prospective study examined the influence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection on treatment of HIV patients taking nevirapine-containing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 is what I am being told by my health care provider but he doesn't seem to know his ass from a whole in... Read more »

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 »

That Coinfection Debate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...also many who say that it will. Even Dr. Bob has seems confused in his opinion on the matter: 4/10/06 "Even coinfection with hepatitis C would not affect results out this far" However I also specifically remember him telling another person... Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous
...period is usually just weeks ( 3-6) but could be longer ( up to 3-6 months) in certain circumstances ( e.g. co-infection with Hepatitis C). There are tests of HIV antigen that may be positive some days earlier than HIV antibodies but false... Read more »