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A 25-year-old female asked:

how long after a possible exposure to hepc and hiv should you get a screening test done?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Hep C and HIV: Would begin testing by antibody at about 2 weeks, but for HIV if you want an immediate answer you can get a pcr for HIV rna. Otherwise you should be tested again at 3 and 6 months.

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