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How Long After Contracting Hepatitis Will I Test Positive

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What to Do If the Test Is Positive

Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Emotional Support Medical Care Healthy Habits The results of the HIV test are back -- and you're HIV-positive. What should you do? There are many things that you can do to stay healthy. Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Below are some ideas to help keep you healthy. However, it is also important to consider the health of others when you know you are HIV-positive. To do that, it is important...
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Time between contraction and positive test results

How much time will pass between contraction of H.I.V. and receiving a positive test? Or, if I conducted in high risk behavior, how long should I wait before I get tested?...
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
Antibody tests are usually positive within 4-12 weeks after exposure.MH... Read more »

"likelihood of hepatitis b contraction"

I'm a nurse who gave a hepatitis b positive resident an insulin injection then got stuck with the needle what is the likelihood I have contracted hepatitis b...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,This would depend on a couple of things. First off, because you're a nurse in a medical setting, there should be clear procedures to follow in an incident like this. That would include talking to your supervisor about it... Read more »

Hiv test results if Hepatitis C positive

DoctorI have a question about testing for HIV if I am Hepatitis C positive. Does having hepatitis effect the results? I had a PCR at 6 weeks post exposure, antibody test 15 weeks post exposure, and an oral antibody test at 22 1/2 weeks post...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Good news, having Hepatitis C does not affect the results of an HIV test. With a negative result at your 22 week test, you are HIV negative, as long as there were no other risks of transmission during this time. If there were then you need to be... Read more »


Dear Doctor FauscinoWith my apologies if some of the questions below seem repetitive. I hope I do not upset you. There are some matters below that are somewhat distinct and I am hopeful you can add some additional clarity and/or confirmation to....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No apology is necessary. I've answered so may questions in this forum over the years that greater than 99% of the questions I respond to on a daily basis I've already addressed (many multiple times). Responding to your specific... Read more »
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Just Tested Positive and Scared

Posted by ilovemy2, 9 Replies
Hello everyone. I recently tested positive on December 26th. I contracted from my boyfriend. When I first heard I thought that I was in a really bad dream and that I would soon wake up. I don't know how long I have had it. I tested negative last... Read more »

my husband just tested positive

Posted by hpngandpryng, 11 Replies
My husband of 26 years just tested positive for HIV. I don't know what else to say. I'm struggling with so many emotions right now, I don't know which end is up. I sat there in the Dr's office and held his hand - I talked him through the shock... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »