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Hiv And Hep C Window Period

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Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

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 cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill with ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION - THEN AND ONLY THEN - is additional testing for HIV recommended at 12 months. If the healthcare... Read more »

hep c and hiv window period

in terms of simultaneous coinfection with hcv and hiv, how long should a person wait for an hiv... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Are you pregnant or considering becoming pregnant? Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease (STD) ? Do you have hepatitis C (HCV) ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should definitely get an HIV test. Why... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing Hepatitis C can remain infectious outside of your body for up... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Is it similar to P24, Read more »

To confused

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sounds like you think you diserve something. You don't. We are all only human and mistakes happen. As long as you learn from them you will make this experience benificial. I exactly how you feel. I told my husband after it happened. It didn't... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that window period is longger when you are unfected by many things at the same time, like hep B and Hiv. So the body can take more than 6 month to produce antibody. What do you think? Read more »