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Should I test for Hepatitis C if I have been tested for HIV?

Apologies if this has been answered, but I could not find a direct answer.I have been tested numbers of times for HIV, and they have come back negative. A few years ago, I had a partner who came back HIV positive. After that relationship ended I...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Hep C is rarely spread through sex unless among HIV-infected gay men and other men who have sex with men. So if you are a man who has/had sex with men, yes I suggest getting a hep C test. Again, hep C is rarely spread through heterosexual sex.Hep C... Read more »

Hebatitis B vacination and HIV Test (HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND HIV TESTS, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I have just proceeded a donation and wondering how to do a blank donations to be... Read more »

viral tests for hepatitis c

I just had blood work done and I have hepatitis c. My test hcv rna, qn bdna range 484800 h iu/ml... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

All baby boomers should receive a one-time test for hepatitis C virus, according to final CDC recommendations announced on Thursday. About 3 percent of baby boomers -- those born from 1945 to 1965 -- are infected with HCV. Those who have not been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thousands Await Testing for Hepatitis by "Infector"

A new round of hepatitis C testing could begin next week for some former patients of Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, where a traveling medical technician is accused of stealing drugs at work and injecting himself with syringes later used on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

Not enough family doctors are testing for hepatitis C, and many people with the infection are unaware they have it, according to Dr. Kelly Kaita, director of the viral hepatitis investigative unit at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center. Tattoo... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

CDC on Friday announced a proposal to recommend that all people born between 1945 to 1965 get tested for hepatitis C virus. Baby boomers comprise more than 2 million of the estimated 3.2 million Americans thought to have HCV, but many do not know... Read more »
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Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »

Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I broke down and went in again today for another HIV test. The test center only tests for HIV-1, so based on what I've read lately, it's not a 3d generation Elisa test. But I am now at more than 5 months out, so I am pretty sure it will be... Read more »

Test Elisa y de hepatitis C en Mexico D.F.??

Posted by Rbn, 2 Replies

Hola a todos, solo queria preguntarles donde me puedo realizar un test Elisa y uno de hepatitis C en Mexico D.F., que laboratorios privados como Chopo, etc, lo tiene? tambien quisiera saber algun costo aprox. y si necesito alguna receta o algo o... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?

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