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Would Antidepressants Affect HCV Antibody Test

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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 What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once,
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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 (2 weeks) I had a hep c antibody test. That came back negative and I was relieved. However, I have read that there is a "window period" in hepatitis c...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Since you had a needlestick exposure and know exactly the date of your exposure...yes I think you can feel comfortable knowing that if there is no virus by now in your blood, you are not infected. If you would like to read more look at the CDC site... Read more »

What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I had one night upper abdominal pain, does this mean I have to go back and do another test such as the HCV RNA PCR. I'm at 11 months of exposure. Did an...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Don't worry any further. Testing is complete.Great results! Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV By Tim Horn and James Learned 2004 Hepatitis C What Is Hepatitis C and How Is It Transmitted?Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The virus can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure,... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection for additional information. Dr. Bob HIV and Hepatitis Coinfection Coinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the... Read more »
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Brown Medical School

HCV in Corrections: Frontline or Backwater?

...Nationally, hepatitis C virus (HCV) outstrips HIV by about 10 to 1 in sheer numbers of inmates infected. Even so, controversy and confusion surround the management Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...replication. The authors speculated that if more of the patients had been eligible for alpha interferon therapy, this might have affected the outcome [abstract 60806]. Side Effects of HBV/HCV Coinfection Chronic active hepatitis (CAH) and... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Hepatitis C and Co-Infection: An Overview

...Decisions Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effect Management Strategies As more people with HIV are living longer, co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has emerged as a significant concern. Serious illness and death from hepatitis C-related... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Research and Policy Recommendations for HCV/HIV Coinfection

...Research and Drug Development Appendix A: The 2000 Recommendations References Introduction The unfolding epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious and growing problem. An estimated 170 million people around the world... Read more »
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Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
...I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that indivudual body response varies to the virus upon infection and that is why the time it takes for 1 person to produce antibodies differs from the other. Logically, when is the earliest we can conclude that the infection do not exists.... Read more »

Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 including muscle... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »