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If I Had A Negative Test For Hep C Am I Ok

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can newborn hep c convert to negative

Can a newborn baby that tests positive for Hepatis C convert, without treatment, to negative?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is possible that the newborn was carrying antibodies inherited from her mother and now these have cleared. More accurate tests for babies include HCV RNA. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Homosexual Men: Data From Two Cohorts of HIV-Negative and HIV-Positive Men in Sydney, Australia

... It is not known to what extent a reported increase in hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is due to sexual transmission, noted Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the Read more »
The Body PRO

Hepatitis C May Negatively Impact Neurocognitive Function

...One of the unresolved issues of hepatitis C (HCV) infection is the potential role of this virus with regard to neurocognitive dysfunction. Some patients with HCV infection Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ribapharm Loses Ruling on Hepatitis C Drug; Finding Allows Generic Competition for Ribavirin

...California-based Ribapharm and its majority owner, ICN Pharmaceuticals , ruling that a new generic formulation of Ribapharm's hepatitis C drug ribavirin would not infringe on patents owned by ICN, the Los Angeles Times reports. The ruling... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Officials Should Revise Rules Outlawing Condoms to Help Prevent Spread of Diseases, Including HIV, Hepatitis C

...make them unavailable in 48 of 50 state prison systems to help prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases, including HIV and hepatitis C, among inmates, columnist Brent Staples writes in a New York Times opinion piece. U.S. prison officials... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »

HIV and Hep C co-infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've read where HIV and Hep C co-infection can cause a person to take longer to test positive. Does anyone know how true this is? I've tested negative at Read more »

Negative Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...warrants testing. The test was only for HIV-1, not HIV-2 nor the O strain. I also did not get an std checkup nor tests for HEP B or HEP C. I was wondering if I had HEP B or C, if this could cause me to falsely test negative at 5,6, or 7 months?... Read more »

symptoms but still negative

Posted by joe_swiss, 2 Replies
...indicate that i did not catch HIV or hepatitis (?) * 8 HIV antibody tests from week 6 to week 22, most 3rd generation, all negative. * 3 HIV PCR tests, done between week 10 and 16: negative * 1 HIV viral culture (28 days) with PERT tests done... Read more »