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How Long After Getting Hep C Should I Be Tested

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How long does it take Hep C to show up on a test?

I know like pregnancy, some STD's take awhile before they will show up on a test. Whats the longest it takes for Hepititas C to show up on a test? I am going to get tested and for how long should I keep getting tested before I know I am for sure...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C testing after an exposure of concern usually come up antibody positive after 6 to 12 weeks. Uncommonly after six months. Read more »

how long does the hep C test take?

How long do you have to wait for results on a Hep C screen? My husband found out he has Hep C... Read more »
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California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to three... 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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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...bisexual male but I have never used drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on... Read more »

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 »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? Read more »