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How Do You Know If You Have Hep

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Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey everyone!
I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate or not?

17 weeks out would HEP B or C affect a HIV test?
Does it affect the test at all?
Does... Read more »

Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

Re; co infection hep and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Jackie or anyone else sorry to be a pest but i looked for answers to the co infection couldn't really find alot on it does any one know if being exposed to hiv and hep at the same time would slow the window period for either,also they say the... Read more »

Re jamie hep vaccine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Jamie, if you were vaccinated in school,im sure it was for hep B , I knoww is one for hep A but in school it would have been hep B ,so i wouldn't worry about that, As for me I never was vaccinated , So my stress level is still up there. Hope your... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How do you know if you had acute Hep C?

If you were co infected at the same time with HIV and Hep C and you were testing antibody negative but had multiple Hep C related symptoms how would you know if you were experiencing acute hep c ? Both viruses can affect antibody detection for each...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Patients with acute HCV infection have abnormal liver function tests and detectable HCV RNA. Then their antibody becomes reactive by about 6 to 12 weeks in most cases....The rest turn positive by six months. You would have been diagnosed by now by... Read more »

Can you have Hep C for 24 years and not know about it?

My wife had a blood transfusion in 1977 when she was a baby. Is it possible to have Hepatitas C for 24 years and not know about it?...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yes, most of my patients were infected many years ago and did not know about it until they went for routine blood tests (insurance exam, blood donation, etc.). Anyone who had a transfusion prior to 1992 may be at risk and should be screened for... Read more »

HIV test results affected by Hep vaccination? "I don't know"

I had unprotected sex in early to mid August. I had an HIV Elisa test done on September 6th and December 19th which came out negative. I also had an oraquick test done on January 17th which also came out negative. I was wondering if I am in the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Even with all the details you've provided, this really boils down to something simple: wait 3 months to get a HIV test. At 3 months the results are considered conclusive. Hepatitis vaccination has nothing to do with the... Read more »

Hep A & Hep B Vaccines to a person with Hep C

What do you know about the viral load raising after a person with Hep C has been vaccinated against Hep A & Hep B - vaccines given at the same time 20 days before blood was drawn....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
We don't have much data on this possible phenomenon. But given this happens in those infected with HIV where the HIV viral load increases after immunization, likely as a result of immune activation, it is very plausible this would occur.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Staying Safe: What People Who Inject Drugs Know About Preventing Hep C and HIV

People who borrow and lend drug injection equipment, including needles, are at risk of getting and passing on hepatitis C and HIV. However, there are people who have been injecting drugs for a long time who have managed to "stay safe" from hepatitis... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

In late 2002 on a trip to London, England, Gary found out he was infected with HIV. The then 47-year-old Montrealer was travelling frequently to the British capital for business and had been tested for HIV while seeking medical care there for... Read more »

News & Views: Comparing Treatments; The Future of Hep C; Motherhood; and More

HIV News & Views, April 3, 2014 - April 3, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, I'm proud to announce the launch of's... Read more »

HIV News & Views: Cancer Screenings; Is AIDS Funny?; Fighting Hep C; and More

HIV News & Views, January 2, 2014 January 2, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, Welcome to 2014! We're only a few hours in, but I can tell... Read more »