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Hiv Hepatitis Coinfection Extend Window

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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 about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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Does window period for HIV extend when simulatenously exposed to Hep

Dr. Douglas, I am confused when is 3 months valid or 6 months valid for the window period for HIV. I have read somewhere that co-infection with Hep might delay time to produce antibodies. Should not this mean that one who had unprotected sex with a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think it is always safer to consider 6 months the safest. If you are really worried, then get the PCR tests for both. Get vaccinated for hep A and B and practice safe sex so you don't have to worry! ARS symptoms happen right away within weeks... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello ATC,Would the DNA PCR miss subtypes found in China? No.Would the window be delayed beyond six months due to hepatitis C and HIV? No. You don't have HIV or hepatitis C. (See below.)You are awaiting another CBC, hepatitis C antibody-test... Read more »


this interview with doc bob who will answer all the q about the hcv and hiv and delay window period .am asking and the prof is asnwer :)8 Qustion that will END YOU WORST NIGHMARES :)lets start Sir Bob :)1ST : DOC i did the test for HIV 1 AND 2 3RD...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Nope.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. Yep.5. Yep.6. Yep (and it's married, not "marray").7. Yep.8. Yep.9. Extremely.I agree with Dr. McGovern's response: "Worry no further."Dr. Bob... Read more »

Testing window for HIV/HCV coinfection

Dr. McGovern, I have tested -ve for HIV & Hep C @ 6 months via antibody testing. Is additional testing prudent or should I consider the results definitive and conclusive to rule out co-infection ? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would consider this completely adequate. The only reason to test further out is when someone has developed acute hepatitis C infection as well. Then we test further out for HIV antibodies.... Read more »
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the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE... Read more »

GMAN EXPERTS? Does mode of tras extend window?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am concerned because I got vaginal fluids in a recent burn. I know that this is a theoretical risk but I am undergoing considerable symptoms indcluding nerve problems. I read that a n eedlestick injury should be tested out till 6 months does that... Read more »

extended window?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im taking Human Biology and I looked up Aids in the book and I read something I could not believe. It says that 90% of people will show positive by 6 months and a few individuals may not test positive for three or more years. Now this book was... Read more »

HCV/HIC coinfection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please, can somebody help me. I am really frightened.
I had receptive anal sex (condom, but no lube so may have damaged condom) and gave oral sex on 7th Oct - i know my anus was was cut as it bled afterwards.
I lost about 10lbs over the 3-4th week... Read more »