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Why Do Some People Take Longer For Antibodies To Appear For Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C window period

Hi, please could you tell me the correct window period for Hepatitis C, I have received conflicting answers from different people and different websites of how long it would normally take for antibodies to show up in a blood test? Some say 6-12...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The reason it is confusing is that the majority of people do develop antibodies by 12 weeks...However, there is a small minority of people that develop antibodies between 12 and 24 weeks. Rarely, does a Read more »

Reactive Hepatitis C AB

Hi,Thank you for taking my question. What would cause a person to have reactive hepatitis C... Read more »

Hepatitis C occupational exposure

Thank you for your initial response. I have a follow up question. Originally after the spit in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boomers May Be Last Boom of Hepatitis C

... A new study of U.S. blood donors shows a "strikingly lower prevalence" of hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared with 1992-93, according to lead researcher Dr. Edward Murphy of the University of California-San Francisco. Read more »
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 Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. My presentation is describing accelerated liver fibrosis in the outbreak of acute hepatitis C in HIV-infected men, 1 which had not been previously described. These were otherwise pretty healthy men... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 is what I am being told by my health care provider but he doesn't seem to know his ass from a whole in... Read more »

That Coinfection Debate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...also many who say that it will. Even Dr. Bob has seems confused in his opinion on the matter: 4/10/06 "Even coinfection with hepatitis C would not affect results out this far" However I also specifically remember him telling another person... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who was a former IV drug user. We practiced safe sex almost every time, but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be... Read more »