Hepatitis C Test Is Negative Can I Still Have It

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Taking Medications while testing for HIV and Hepatitis

Hello Dr, I promise i will donate to the organization. I got tested for HIV and Hepatitis C and both test results came back negative. But i just realized i was taking Famcyclovir during my window period because i had the shingles. I was just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with your doc! Famciclovir will not affect the validity or accuracy of your HIV and hepatitis tests.Dr. Bob Read more »

Is this conclusive? You are the only one that can help.

Hello, I had an exposure 6 months ago. I decided to get tested for HIV and Hepatitis C. I don't... Read more »

is hepc cureable?

dear doc, iwant to ask that my husband is hepc+ and he was treated for 6 months and got... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...to treatment, he noticed an increase in the levels of liver enzymes in Gary's blood -- a sign the liver was being damaged. A hepatitis C test came back positive. Gary's case is not an isolated one. Reports of hepatitis C co-infection among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rare HIV Transmission Changed Transplant Practice

...waiting list for organs. The 2007 transmission case involved donated organs from a man who had sex with men. Standard antibody tests for hepatitis C and HIV came back negative, and his organs were transplanted into four recipients, who later... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...reverse transcriptase inhibitor ( NNRTI), and protease inhibitor (PI) classes are associated with liver damage. NRTIs can have negative side effects that may lead to liver problems. One such side effect is mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondria... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... Hep C treatment usually lasts from 3 to 12 months. The goal of HCV treatment is to get rid of the virus, and to stay virus-negative for six months after finishing treatment. This is called an SVR, or sustained virologic response, or a "cure."... Read more »