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How Likely Is A Mother To Pass Hep C To Unborn Child

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hepc and a baby

i sent this question in and have not gotten a response yet. at what age should you take your child in for a hep c test? i was told after 18 months??? is there a different test for kids, or do they test the same as adults, with a whole vial of blood?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Unfortunately there are hundreds of questions that come through this site and I can only answer a portion of them since I do this in my spare time. Children are tested by hepatitis C at 18 months. This is because earlier testing may detect... Read more »

Freaked out that I am HIV+ & HepC+

Quick rundown:27yr old male/uncircumcised/frequent marijuana userHad GI problems (runny, pale... Read more »

Scratch on child

Hello Dr. D,My child had a small scratch on his hand, if it bled it was just a microscopic amount.... Read more »
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Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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