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Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is much confusion about this point.The CDC recommends that health care workers who are exposed to a HIV/HCV coinfected patients get HIV testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker... Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Life of Women Informed of Their HIV Seropositivity: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso

...follow-up visit, each women was offered an individual session of counseling with a social worker who informed her about her HIV seropositivity. At each interview, the social worker collected information on the sharing of HIV test results with the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Engl J Med 1997;336:1072-8 Wira CR, Fahey JV. A new strategy to understand how HIV infects women: identification of a window of vulnerability during the menstrual cycle. Aids 2008;22:1909-17 Padian NS, van der Straten A, Ramjee... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you... Read more »
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reactivation of EBV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could reactivation of EBV delay seroconversion to hiv and hepc or can it be part of seroconverting to hiv +or hep c+ Read more »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...there has been so much info going on this board about hiv seroconversion and people get confused from info on different sites on the web. dr. bob does a nice job of explaing this i found this an interesting Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting: HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...reducing the HIV window period. Methods: Between 1987 and 1995, serial bleeds collected from individuals recently infected with HIV seroconversion, SC) were tested with methods designed to detect HIV antibody (@-HIV), antigen (HIV Ag), and RNA.... Read more »