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Hepatitis C Testing 3 Months After Exposure To Saliva

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Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months negative HIV test is conclusive even though i had a positive mono spot test and EBV titers about a month after my possible exposure to someone of unknown status? And lastly I have more of a scientific question. Why is it that we are not... Read more »

hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...For persons with special conditions (e.g., immunodeficiency, HIV infection, or chronic hemodialysis), or who are likely to be exposed to HBV (e.g., sex partner of HBsAg-positive person or health-care worker), postvaccination testing for anti-HBs... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...documented cases where it appears that HIV was transmitted orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). Receiving oral sex is not risky because... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...getting infected with Hep A or Hep B, there is no vaccine yet for hep C. The best way to prevent hep C infection is to avoid being exposed to blood that is infected with hep C. If you don't share equipment to use drugs and avoid other contact... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...usually takes between three weeks and two months for your immune system to produce antibodies to HIV. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of HIV to health care workers were reported worldwide. However, individuals with other types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV)... Read more »

exposer and testing

Posted by frida03, 1 Reply
...oraquick saliva done at 3 months negative,fingerstick rapid at 6 months negative, pcr rna ref 48-1,000,000 copies undetectable at 9 months cd 4 normal and percentage Read more »

I would like to answer these questions!

Posted by Anonymous
...exposure or the client or doctor still remains worried. The reason for the doctor to still test at 6 month is when you have been exposed to the virus you will recieve HIV medications to stop the infection, this medication you eat for 4-6 weeks... Read more »