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How Soon After Exposure To Hep C Should I Have An Elisa Test

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means 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 prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
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Prenatal Exposure to Hep C

Testing shortly after birth was positive for Hep C antibodies. PRC Test at 15 months is negative. Does this mean baby was exposed but didn't contract? Or cleared? Or could still have virus? Thank you.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The baby probably got antibodies from his or her mother.....just like you get other protective antibodies against other infections at birth....The fact that the RNA is negative is great news because there is no evidence of infection. Read more »

have hep c now maybe boyfriend exposed

Hi, I have not been able to find answer to this question. My boyfriend and I have been together for one year. When we first got together we went to the doctor and got a total blood work up and hiv test. My alt level was 42. She than tested me for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...(ELISA) for him, with follow-up of his ALT and AST. I would not get a RIBA again.5. You should have further follow-up of your own hepatitis C infection.6. Both of you should discuss the risk of sexual transmission. It is low but not zero. Condoms... Read more »

Occupational Exposure

Hi there,I'll try to make this short(ish). I've been toying with the idea of seeking your counsel for a while since finding you on the web and reading that your transmission was occupational, and I am worried that I may be in the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...willing to undergo routine screening if asked and if the situation is explained to them.That aside, your repeatedly negative ELISA tests out to 6.5 months and negative hep C at 4.5 months are definitive and conclusive. HIV and hep C are not your... Read more »

hep c can i get it and can you be exposed and not get it

hi my husbands doc said he was exsposed to hep c but said he does not have it me and my doughter where tested and came up neg but he says he has a pain in his liver area and he just started drinking again what are the chances of me and my doughter...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your physician probably means that your husband has evidence of prior exposure to hepatitis C but does not have virus in his blood, so he cannot transmit it to you.Alcohol is the probably cause of any liver Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?

..."at-risk individuals need to be empowered to make improved risk calculations from an increased perception that they could be exposed to HIV if they continue their current behavior patterns," the authors concluded. "The concern is that PEPSE was... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...primarily intended for the prevention of infection in cases where there has been a known high-risk work-related (occupational) exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...getting infected with Hep A or Hep B, there is no vaccine yet for hep C. The best way to prevent hep C infection is to avoid being exposed to blood that is infected with hep C. If you don't share equipment to use drugs and avoid other contact... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea Infections in Asymptomatic MSM Missed Due to Lack of Testing at All Exposed Anatomic Sites

...asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) are missed and not treated because many are not tested at all sites of reported exposure. Led by CDC's Kristen C. Mahle, researchers evaluated asymptomatic MSM tested for gonorrhea and estimated the... Read more »
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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 i have in my mouth, i ll writ it in portuguese because i dont... 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 »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
...Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes? My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 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 Read more »