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Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

hepatitis window peroid.

Posted by Anonymous
Does hepatitis have a window period like hiv does?

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window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that window period is longger when you are unfected by many things at the same time, like hep B and Hiv. So the body can take more than 6 month to produce antibody. What do you think? Read more »

window with hep

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how long does the window period extend for someone coinfected with hep C? 1 year? 2 years? 3 years?

Thanks for your replies

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the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE... Read more »
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Window Period for Hepatitis B

Dear Dr. Dieterich,Hong long is the window period for Hepatitis B?Thanks!...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is usually only a few weeks, 2-4 but presumably can be as long as 6 months. That is not relevant if you test for HBV by PCR, though. DTD... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »

Window period for hepatitis

Dear Doctor,I have had an incident qualified (depending on the sources) as no risk or very low risk for HIV. However, I have panicked....I have taken and HIV test at six weeks after the incident -- the result was negative. At the same time the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Actually it depends on what tests they did for hepatitis. However I would suggest retesting for hepatitis as well, there is also a window period for that. Good luck! DTD... Read more »

Is there a window period for Hepatitis too ?

Hi,I recently visited a doctor after suffering from fatigue/intermittent fever/loss of appetite for a week. The doctor asked me to take a liver function test. The test results showed liver inflammation :(ALT(GPT)149HAST(GOT)89HALK. PHOS247HTOTAL...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
All the hepatitis tests have a "window", when the tests may be negative.The level of your hepatic enzymes were low for acute viral hepatitis,but we could have missed the higher level.Your doctor is also right;there are other causes of... Read more »
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Broader Screening for Hepatitis C Would Be Cost Effective, Study Suggests

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