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Hepatitis C Virus Incubation Period

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Ask the Experts

can HCV shorten HIV incubation period?

Hello doc. i Was diagnosed with HCV in 2006, negative for HIV (test was given approximately 7 months after last risky behavior).. i am confident that after 4 years of no symptoms (or risky behavior) and a negative HIV test shortly after the 24 week...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No HCV infection would not alter your incubation period of viremia.I would not attribute any of your symptoms within a 24 hour period to HIV. Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...colleagues from Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny (France) screened HBV and HCV serologies in 381 HIV-positive patients during the period 1995-1997. The complexities of the study design and outcome are detailed in the abstract. The data collected and... Read more »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

...antibodies to HCV, antibodies to HIV and HIV-1 antigens, which are the virus's own proteins. However, there is still a "window period" during which a donor can be infected, but have negative screening tests. With the use of NAT for HCV, the... 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 »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...confirmed the source of infection in one instance. Two of the delayed seroconversions were associated with simultaneous exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) (37; J.L. Gerberding, San Francisco General Hospital, unpublished data, May 1997). In one... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »