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Would Antidepressants Affect HCV Antibody Test

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truth about hepatitis' affect on antibody testing

Dear Dr. LittleI have read conflicting information about hepatitis' affect on the antibody test.You had stating to a person that was exposed to HCV through blood that they may have to test beyond 3 months. You said that HCV can delay...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The key word is "MAY" delay HIV seroconversion. It has been reported in the literature - VERY RARELY - and as such, repeat HIV testing beyond 6 months MIGHT be considered if Hep C coinfection has been documented. This is rare enough that... Read more »

Antibody Tests affected by PEP

Back in 2003, Dr. Bob wrote that antibody production is not affected by PEP meds You can see it... 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 »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Antibody tests can now be done on blood,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
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HIV/HCV Coinfection Update: From Testing to Treatment

HIV care providers tend to wear many hats: In addition to managing one of the most insidious infectious diseases in the history of humanity, an HIV care provider must also often manage a host of comorbid physical and mental conditions. In recent... Read more »
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How to Monitor HCV and Liver Health

Get Regular Check-Ups and Lab Work When Do I Treat? What to Treat First, HCV or HIV? How Do I Know if the Treatment Is Working? Dealing With the Side Effects What Anti-HIV Drugs Should I Avoid? Pregnancy and Hepatitis A Note About Depression ... Read more »
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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I started Valtrex 3 days after a sexual exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV?

I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms... Read more »

Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »

Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In a suicide attempt, a 27-year-old man injected himself in the brachial vein with 0.1 ml of blood that he had obtained, using the same insulin syringe, from a drug addict seropositive for HIV and HCV. Thirteen days after the injection, the man had... Read more »