Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv And Hep C Window Period

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

transmission of HIV/HEPC during period

I fooled around with a college girl a few days ago. We had unprotected sex and she was on her period. Is it possible that I may recieve HIV AND Hepitis C? (Increased chances because of the fact that she has her period)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The key issue is whether she is infected with HIV or hepatitis C or not. Blood exposure to you is an issue if you had any trauma to your skin during sex. I would recommend testing for HIV, HCV, and HBV for an unprotected encounter. It is always best... Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD????????

just a quick question. have been tested 2x once at 9 weeks post potential exposure and now at 15... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

Read more »

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

HIV and HEP-C in NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm 36 years old, HIV+ and recently diagnosed with Hepatitus-C. the combination scares me and isolates me one step further from those with only the common thread of HIV. I'm interested in establishing contact with others in the same boat for mutual... Read more »