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Hepatitis C Tests

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Hepatitis C testing

I touched blood on a countertop back after a customer left and had wiped it off with a napkin with hand sanitizer on it in February and freaked out because I had a small cut on my hand (from dry skin, the top skin was still there)... it didn't seem...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think it was okay to test to be conservative, but would have advised that the risk was extremely low. You are all set...I would not follow this up any further. Read more »

Hepatitis C Tests

I have gotten tested for Hep C and a local std clinic and it was negative and I also got tested... Read more »

viral tests for hepatitis c

I just had blood work done and I have hepatitis c. My test hcv rna, qn bdna range 484800 h iu/ml... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...research project, which began Sept. 30, will focus on six rapid tests for HIV, syphilis, and/or hepatitis C. One is a combined HIV/hepatitis C test, which could be especially useful in curbing infections among injection drug users, said Dennis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital's HIV, Hepatitis C Testing Problems "More Widespread Than Previously Indicated," State Report Says

... Maryland General Hospital 's HIV and hepatitis C testing problems are "far more widespread than previously indicated," and equipment failures at the "poorly run" laboratory could Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

British Health Department Launches Hepatitis C Testing Campaign

The British Department of Health on Wednesday announced a new campaign to encourage people to be tested for hepatitis C, APM/Reuters Health reports. A health department spokesperson said that the agency likely will publish an action plan... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's Hepatitis C Test Awaits FDA Approval

On Tuesday, OraSure Technologies Inc. announced it had submitted a pre-market approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for a rapid hepatitis C virus test that uses the OraQuick technology platform. The OraQuick HCV test would be the... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...weeks. Do you guys think that's enough, or would you go back at exactly 26? I also paid that "ripoff 800 number" $89 to get a test for Hepatitis C. I want to cover all my bases. They should both let me know within 2-3 days. Please pray for... 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 »

6 month neg

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...year.whats with that my doctors and the liver foundation say's 6 month window for hepatitis c,now im starting to wonder about my hepatitis c test accuracy.whats with the doctors on the body ,are thry right or what.any input would help. Read more »