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Is There A Specific Blood Test To Find Out If You Have Hep C

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Hep-c screening test mildly positive

I went in a few weeks ago to get my annual exam done at my OB-GYN, and asked them to go ahead and do my STD test while I was there. I got a call a week later, saying the the hep-c screening test was slightly elevated (she said normal reading is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are always some false positive tests - usually in people like you without risk factors. I would request a RIBA test which is more specific. This will probably be negative.... Read more »

Exposure to HepC or HIV during Blood Work

This may be a bit of an odd question so please bare with me. I went in for blood work yesterday.... Read more »

transmitting hepc

at what stage hepatitisc is transmittedis hepatitisc positive with negative pcr can marry a woman... 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 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 »

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... 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 »