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Why Do Some People Take Longer To Develop Antibodies To 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 »
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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C and HIV

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Natural History of Hepatitis C

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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...most basic questions about HCV and HIV up front. You can read more about many of these issues in later chapters. What Is Hepatitis C? The word hepatitis just means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is a virus that lives mostly in the... 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 »

CDC Window Conservative ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know the statistics/reason of why the CDC goes with a 13-week testing window and other governments / institutions go with a 6-week window (Thailand, France, some US states, etc ). Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous
...period is usually just weeks ( 3-6) but could be longer ( up to 3-6 months) in certain circumstances ( e.g. co-infection with Hepatitis C). There are tests of HIV antigen that may be positive some days earlier than HIV antibodies but false... Read more »