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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for a detailed answer. Nucleic acid tests are conclusive about a month after acquiring infection. http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-inf ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
HCV and HIV tests...: ...are entirely independent. Neither infection has any known effect on tests for the other one. It is extremely rare for HIV and HCV to be caught at t ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Worse outcome: Coinfection with Hep C and HIV is worse than either infection alone. Window period is a minor issue compared to severity of disease. Window period can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No effect: Duplicate question. See other reply. No effect.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Hepatitis C and HIV are two different viruses and will act and be detected in different ways. They should not affect the ability to diagnose each othe ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hepatitis C infection will not prolong the window of HIV
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV PCR Test: This test is 100% accurate fourteen to twenty-one days after exposure. It does not need to be repeated after that if you are negative.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be: But you might want to repeat again at 6 months if yo have known exposure
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
HCV testing: HCV infection is usually chronic, and patients are asymptomatic. It takes approximately 6–8 weeks for body to produce detectable antibodies to HCV an ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
Specializes in
Hepatitis C : Hepatitis C PCR will show infection more rapidly that the HCV antibody test. PCR is usually positive 2 weeks after exposure (this is called the window ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV Viral testing: Fourteen to twenty-one days.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
15 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
1-2 weeks: The HIV RNA should be positive within a couple if weeks of infection if not sooner.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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4th gen: The RNA test is only for HIV circulating in your blood at the time of the test
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