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Hiv Hcv Coinfection Window Period

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hiv/hcv coinfection window period

What is the window perion for potential exposure? I was stuck with a needle by an iv drug user and have had many symptoms and two tests which came back neg for hcv & hiv. One @ 30 days & another @ 12 weeks/ 3 months per cdc guidlines. Is it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
After a potential exposure, the CDC usually recommends testing out til 6 months. The extent of your exposure will depend on several things including the amount of blood on the needle, the size of the needle etc. You will want to discuss this further... Read more »

HCV/HIV co-infection and window period

DoctorCan you please clarify a contradiction in what I have read on various reputable sites... Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... 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)

...blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV and HCV in blood using a semi-automated system and is expected to further ensure the safety of whole blood and blood... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

A Critical Review of the Research and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Hepatitis & HIV Coinfection

...Credits and Acknowledgements Dedication Foreword Introduction Epidemiology, Modes of Transmission, & Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Pathogenesis, Viral Dynamics, & Immunologic Response of Hepatitis C Virus Natural... 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 »
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That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...obviously at the time I believed my result was 100% conclusive or I never would have donated). Is there any way that both HIV and HCV could have slipped under the radar in the tests the Red Cross do on blood? I understand they do something... Read more »

WIndow period?!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...month reconmendation? I am wondering as I sustained a needlestick (no PEP) and am worried about a possible coinfection with HCV slowing the production of HIV antibodies - I tested negative at 12 weeks. Is it probable that even if I was... Read more »

coinfection with hiv and heb c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...publication date. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question: I have heard that HCV can interfere with the window period to test for HIV antibodies....is this true? If so, how long should one... 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 »