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How Long Before I Can Test For Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

The National Institute on Drug Abuse 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Your Liver Symptoms and Long-Term Effects Diagnosing Hepatitis What Can You Do? References Introduction Hepatitis is a general name for an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Hepatitis is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S.: 1 in 12 Truckers Has Hepatitis C

In a 2004-2006 study of long-distance truckers in New Mexico, state Department of Health researchers found that 8.5 percent had hepatitis C, most likely due to IV drug use. Many did not know about their HCV infection, and most had not injected drugs... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How Long Can You Live with Hepatitis B

My Aunt has been undergoing testing for artery problems and they told her she has HBV. She is 65 and has been a widow since 1989. He died from Liver Cancer. Could she of contracted the disease from him and not know it until now? 3/23/01...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Yes.Hepatitis B is sexually trasmitted.Chronic hep.B is a predisposing factor for the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.The majority of the acute hepatitis are anicteric(the patient does not develop jaundice); and may run... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD... Read more »

Hepatitis B / Antibiotics and HIV Test (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2009)

I currently have Hepatitis B and have just finished taking azithromycin for a cough.I just took a Home Access Hiv test (6 weeks after potential exposure) and was wondering if either the Hep B or antibiotics would affect the negative result.Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again, the information you request was already waiting for you in the archives!!! I've answered these concerns multiple times in the past. (See below for a small sample of what you will find in the archives!)Dr. BobHep B and HIV... Read more »

Hebatitis B vacination and HIV Test (HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND HIV TESTS, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I have just proceeded a donation and wondering how to do a blank donations to be directly withdrawn from my accounts quarterly, a small amount but feel to do it.I have searched troughs your treads and did not find such subject posed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Hermes,1.Yes, a three-month HIV-antibody test is recommended if you want a definitive and conclusive result. I agree with the doctor that you've had way too many HIV tests already and that most likely you are HIV negative. Your... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post 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... Read more »

Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »

Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I broke down and went in again today for another HIV test. The test center only tests for HIV-1, so based on what I've read lately, it's not a 3d generation Elisa test. But I am now at more than 5 months out, so I am pretty sure it will be... Read more »

Test Elisa y de hepatitis C en Mexico D.F.??

Posted by Rbn, 2 Replies

Hola a todos, solo queria preguntarles donde me puedo realizar un test Elisa y uno de hepatitis C en Mexico D.F., que laboratorios privados como Chopo, etc, lo tiene? tambien quisiera saber algun costo aprox. y si necesito alguna receta o algo o... Read more »