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How Long After Exposure To Hep C Do You Get Symptoms

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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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...blood, organs, or semen if I have hepatitis C? Symptoms What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis C? How soon after exposure to hepatitis C do symptoms appear? Can a person spread hepatitis C without having symptoms? Is it... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...A I think I have been exposed to Hepatitis A. What should I do? If you have any questions about potential exposure to Hepatitis A, call your health professional or your local or state health department . If you were recently... Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...physicians what to do in the event of either an occupational -- meaning an actual needle stick -- a non-occupational or a sexual exposure to HIV. We think that this information is vital and that there are gaps in that a lot of physicians either... 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 »

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 »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do most HIV experts say that repeated exposure is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person is Read more »