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What Causes False Postive Hep C Test

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Chances of False Positive Hep C test?

HeyMy boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years and at the beginning when we were dating, he told me he tested positive for hepatitis c, but then said that a re-test said he was negative and that the doctors were sure he was negaitive. But...he...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...100% sure that he had never shared needles, cotton, or cookers...then I would check a RIBA test to see if the antibody was a false positive test.Persons who never share ANY equipment - needles OR cookers OR cotton, are not at risk for HCV.... Read more »

Hepatitus c and false positive.

I donated blood and received a letter saying positive for hep c(anti-hcv). They performed the riba... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Are you pregnant or considering becoming pregnant? Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease (STD) ? Do you have hepatitis C (HCV) ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should definitely get an HIV test. Why... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is extremely low and there are no documented cases of... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...bisexual male but I have never used drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »