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How Long After Exposure Can A Hepatitis C Test Be Positive

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Testing Campaign Finds Link Between HIV, Hepatitis C

A Western Colorado AIDS Project HIV and hepatitis C testing campaign has found an average 12% positive rate for hepatitis C among HIV-positive people and injection drug users who access the organization's services, Cox News Service/Grand Junction ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Tests and Monitoring

Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype by region Liver enzyme tests: ALT and AST Other... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Soaring Sexually Transmitted HCV Rates in Gay/Bisexual Men

"Tentative" may be the kindest word to describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online statements about sexual transmission of HCV. The CDC does recommend testing some gay and bisexual men for HCV infection, but in a statement that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody was negative they came down to normal this happend again in 1995 again hep-c antibody was negative at that time also,and in May 2005 hep-c negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For health care workers, needlestick injuries with exposure to blood can lead to acute hepatitis C. I believe that is what happened to you. 1. Your liver function tests in the past were only modestly abnormal and that was probably due to some degree... Read more »

pls help me to asses my stis results

i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks of having risk exposure with a protected intercourse.the following are the test results1) hepatitis -c : result : negative2)hepatitis b surface antigenaustralia...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
So you are negative for HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis. You can get an antibody test for HSV-2 if this is a concern of yours. Discuss with your doctor. Routine testing for HPV is not done in men.DW... Read more »

transmitting hepc

at what stage hepatitisc is transmittedis hepatitisc positive with negative pcr can marry a woman without fearing of transmitting virus to her...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If there is no virus in the blood, you probably had hepatitis C and resolved it on your own. There is no risk of transmission.The other possibility is that you have a false positive antibody test. A RIBA test can tell for sure if you were exposed in... Read more »
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Symptoms Still Present after 6 months.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,

I've been visiting this site as well as others in search of information regarding "delayed seroconversion". I have had a negative antibody test at 3 months, 4.5 months and 6 months. I would have put this behind be a long time ago, but I still... Read more »