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How Soon After Exposure To Hep C Should I Be Tested

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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 Read more »

Prenatal Exposure to Hep C

Testing shortly after birth was positive for Hep C antibodies. PRC Test at 15 months is negative.... Read more »

Should I test for Hepatitis C for this kind of exposure?

Hello Dr. McGovern, I visited a red light district in Korea 3 months ago. I had protected... Read more »
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...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 and HIV

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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 »
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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 »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 production of HIV... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
...be 3 - 60 u/l). I had an ultrasound done which was normal. Is there any way possible I may be infected with HIV despite prior testing? Should I re-test? Thanks in advance for any replies... Read more »

Doubts, please tell me something

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Since the beginnibg og the year and a weak after an exposure i began with lots of problems in the mouth, i have made Elisa tests, the last onr was 4 months after the exposure but now Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...exposure (CDC, unpublished data, 1998). In a recent analysis of 51 seroconversions in HCWs, the estimated median interval from exposure to seroconversion was 46 days (mean: 65 days); an estimated 95% seroconverted within 6 months after the... Read more »