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Qualitative HCV RNA 4 Weeks Post Exposure

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hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc antibody test was negative. I had the qualitative RNA at 4 weeks post exposure and it was undetected. Do I have Hepatitis C? Do I need further testing?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...should get guidance from your employer as to their specific protocols for testing. HOwever, I will comment that that the risk of HCV is incredibly small from this exposure. Read more »

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Posted by MF2010
...Hi all, I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month. My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect Read more »

3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

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...with a female of unknown std status, but during sex the condom broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped. 3 weeks after the encounter, I came down with a horribly painful sore throat on one side!! It killed to swallow and my... Read more »

RNA Testing Question/Exposure Risk

Posted by Guest09, 1 Reply
...Doctor ordered RNA test to put me at ease. Have heard they have high rate of false-positive. How high of a rate? For info, my exposure was receiving protected anal, but at one point he changed the condom which likely means it broke or fell... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Well it comes down to this. Tested negative at 17 weeks for HIV 1/2 abs using the Elisa. Proviral DNA at 17 weeks indicated negative no HIV DNA Detected. Previous testing at 29 days Read more »