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Is Hepatitis C Contagious If Viral Count Is Negative

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viral load <50; t-cells fluctuating?

dear dr. holodniy,i'm a 50 year old male, hiv+ since about 1980. i have never had an OI, and have on antiviral therapy for about 10 years. {azt initially, then indinavir, + 3tc, + azt, and now viramune and combivir}.i never had a baseline...
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
Your CD4 count could be fluctuating or it could be a real trend. The percentage tends to be a more stable number over time. The absolute number is a function of your total white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte count. Simply put if your total... Read more »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

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Symptoms Still Present after 6 months.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,

I've been visiting this site as well as others in search of information regarding "delayed seroconversion". I have had a negative antibody test at 3 months, 4.5 months and 6 months. I would have put this behind be a long time ago, but I still... Read more »