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Incubation Period For Hep C And Testing

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transmission of HIV/HEPC during period

I fooled around with a college girl a few days ago. We had unprotected sex and she was on her period. Is it possible that I may recieve HIV AND Hepitis C? (Increased chances because of the fact that she has her period)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The key issue is whether she is infected with HIV or hepatitis C or not. Blood exposure to you is an issue if you had any trauma to your skin during sex. I would recommend testing for HIV, HCV, and HBV for an unprotected encounter. It is always best... Read more »

Am I done with HIV and HepC testing at 22 / 28 weeks?

Good day Dr McGovern , I'm a 39 year old , slightly overweight male in the UK, smoker and... Read more »

hep.c remaining non active

my nurse practioner tells me that since Iam hep.c pos.But have had three viral load tests within a... Read more »
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Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
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Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
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World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »
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Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »

coinfections hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please help i know you guess are not doctor but could you
please due some research for me ? I dont have acsess
to a computer often. can you find out if 6 months test is accurate or is it 6month from time of exposure or6 month after onset of symptoms Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
regards
peter Read more »