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How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For Hepatitis

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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 living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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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 »

prick by a syringe used to a patient positive in hepatitis B

hi! i was pricked by a syringe used in a patient whose positive in hepaB. I was vaccinated by hepaBIG after 4 days from the time i was exposed to the virus. I was advised by the doctor that i need to have hbSAG again after a month frm being...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most likely your immunoprophylaxis (HBIG) worked. I doubt you have HBV infection. This HBIG works well. However, it is very important to get vaccinated against HBV with three shots...This will prevent HBV infection in the future if you are exposed... Read more »

partner just tested positive - how long should i wait to be tested?

I tested negative last May. My partner just tested positive and will have his confirmation/first labs done this week. I'm tempted to get retested immediately but have been advised to wait another month by our local counselor. Suggestions?...
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
I am not sure why there should be a month wait. If you were negative in May and high risk contact and infection occurred some time in the last 3 months, it is conceivable that HIV antibody tests would be positive now.... Read more »

Hepatitis B acute positive and negative HIV test

Dear Sir, In Agust 07 got tested for HIV and result was negative. On the 3rd of March 2008 I got tested for Hepatitis B and got positive result, and negative for HIV and all other hepatitis types.I has a small flu end of December, and all symptoms...
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
It sounds like you just had acute hepatitis B virus infection.... Read more »
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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 »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

Is there life after been tested positive?

Posted by Grecp, 6 Replies
Good morning, I just can't stop thinking who would be life after been infected. I am so scared and afraid to die.
Please be honest and provide me some experience from your life after been with the virus. I am 26 and I would love to die from old age... Read more »

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 »