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How Long After Being Exposed To Hep C Will Come Out In Test

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Exposure to HCV, negative antibody and HCV RNA...should get tested again?

Hello. Two months ago I was exposed to hepatitis c through a needle stick. Soon after my exposure (2 weeks) I had a hep c antibody test. That came back negative and I was relieved. However, I have read that there is a "window period" in hepatitis c...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Since you had a needlestick exposure and know exactly the date of your exposure...yes I think you can feel comfortable knowing that if there is no virus by now in Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had... Read more »
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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...transmission. Can you update this information any time you want, as new guidelines come about? I understand you have guidelines for hepatitis C [hep C] and hepatitis B [hep B] exposure as well. Yes. What is often forgotten is that oftentimes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is extremely low and there are no documented cases of... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

boyfriend HCW exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is a paramedic and has had an exposure to HIV and possibly Hep C. Our relationship is long distance which makes this even harder. I love him with all my heart and am Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »