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Window Period 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
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 patient develop antibodies any later than... Read more »

Exposure to HCV, negative antibody and HCV RNA...should get tested again?

Hello. Two months ago I was exposed to hepatitis c through a needle stick. Soon after my exposure... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER

...can you PLEASE tell me what the window period for hepatitis c is. looking at all the answers... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post 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... Read more »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM) negative. * Hepatitis C antibodies Metodo quimiolumiscencia Negative. after 45 days of the contact at risk hiv1/hiv2 total... Read more »

Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV. so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're talking about... 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 »