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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can i eliminate the fear of late hiv serconversion if i take 4th gen hiv test 130 days of my last exposure of my multiple sexual encounters? or any infections that might cause less reliability or delay window period? should i test for hep c?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You should be fine with that negative fourth generation HIV test at 130 days post exposure. Screening for Hep C infection is recommended if you think you are at risk with previously unsafe sexual encounters.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
There are reports that hepatitis C might interfere with HIV testing, but very rare. And sexual transmission of hep C actually does not occur in heterosexual sex, or rare enough to be ignored.
Sep 3, 2021
Last updated Jul 3, 2022
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