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Hepatitis C Virus Antibody

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Exposure to HCV, negative antibody and HCV RNA...should get tested again?

Hello. Two months ago I was exposed to hepatitis c through a needle stick. Soon after my exposure (2 weeks) I had a hep c antibody test. That came back negative and I was relieved. However, I have read that there is a "window period" in hepatitis c...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Since you had a needlestick exposure and know exactly the date of your exposure...yes I think you can feel comfortable knowing that if there is no virus by now in your blood, you are not infected. If you would like to read more look at the CDC site... Read more »

What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I... Read more »

how often test?

...vaccine for Hepatitis A, and tested Negative for Hepatitis C virus antibody. what is anti-HBs... Read more »
Articles
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

Indiana: Elkhart Hospital Accused of Violating Blood Rules

...hospital allegedly violated federal regulations by accepting blood last year from a donor who had previously tested positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies. While two patients later received the donor's blood, hospital and federal... 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). Researchers Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can... Read more »
Connect With Others

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »

Question

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 »

That Coinfection Debate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...confusion however as while there are many saying that coinfection would have little effect on the body's ability to produce HIV antibodies, there are also many who say that it will. Even Dr. Bob has seems confused in his opinion on the matter: ... Read more »