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Doctor insights on: Hep C And Hiv Window Period

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

No: Kissing does not transmit HIV or Hep c unless blood from the infected person enters a break in the skin or mucous membranes of the uninflected person. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

Unsure: there are not many cases of hepatitis A being transmitted to the baby from the mom. Your liver function numbers are reassuring. Please discuss with your OB provider and whoever your child's provider will be. What is reassuring is that transmission from mom to baby is rare in the medical literature ...Read more

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Help me.How long window period for HIV test of fourth generation ECLIA cobas 6000(combo) for HIV p24antigen & HIV antibody1 & 2 after exposure?

Help me.How long window period for HIV test of fourth generation ECLIA cobas 6000(combo) for HIV p24antigen & HIV antibody1 & 2  after exposure?

HIV testing: These antibody tests can take twelve weeks or more to be valid. If you are worried about an exposure the HIV rnaa test can b valid at 21days dater exposure. Please know that HIV infection can be prevented with post exposure prophylaxis...You just sve to act within 72 hours post exposure for it to work. ...Read more

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Are hepatitis b and c tests accurate after 10 days of possible exposure?

Are hepatitis b and c  tests accurate after 10 days of possible exposure?

Hepatitis B and C: These viruses attack the liver and are typically acquired through some type of blood-exchange, although other routes can occur as well. You should really have a doctor 'follow' you for months if you had an exposure, since 10 days would not be enough time to rule out the possibility of infection. There is a hep B vaccine out there and now good treatments for hep C. Best to see an ID doc if you can. ...Read more

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Can hep b and hep c be transmitted sexually?

Can hep b and hep c be transmitted sexually?

Yes: Hepatitis b is very easy to transmit sexually. Hepatitis c is harder, but it happens. We are beginning to see cases of sexual transmission among gay men, probably from rough or inadequately lubricated anal sex or fisting, since some blood contact is usually required. ...Read more

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Hep B Virus (HBV) DNA Qualitative (Detection) - COBAS TaqMan , Hep C RNA Detection by Taqman detection will be conclusive on 47 days? Any retest need?

Hep B Virus (HBV) DNA Qualitative (Detection) - COBAS TaqMan , Hep C RNA Detection by Taqman detection will be conclusive on 47 days? Any retest need?

No: Both Hepatitis B and C viruses may be detected 30 to 60 days after infection by antigen detection or 60-120 days with antibody testing. Direct HBV DNA and HCV RNA testing can potentially detect infection earlier, within 2-4 weeks after infection, so being tested at 47 days post-exposure with a negative nucleic acid test for both is very likely to be a true negative ...Read more

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Is a negative hepatitis c antibody test conclusive after 12 weeks from potential exposure?

I think so: Nobody really knows the rate for late conversions as one never really knows what people are doing that might be risky after the reported exposure is done. If you've having obsessive thoughts about having hepatitis C and a nucleic acid test would reassure you, and you can afford it, then go for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had negative hiv duo 4 months after sex. I donated blood after 5 months. It was accepted. They do hiv, hep b & c antibody and RNA tests. Am I clear?

I had negative hiv duo 4 months after sex. I donated blood after 5 months. It was accepted. They do hiv, hep b & c antibody and RNA tests. Am I clear?

It appears so: Given all of the tests have been negative, there is no problem I can see unless you have since had sex with a new partner then the tests may not turn positive for weeks later. ...Read more

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What is the window pirod of HIV RNA quantitative real time PCR and HIV combo antibodies test cima?

What is the window pirod of HIV RNA quantitative real time PCR and HIV combo antibodies test cima?

Six Weeks: Most speacialist will consider CIMA test results coclusive at 6 weeks.But some request a repeat test at 12 weeks But it is un neccessary ...Read more

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What is the window period for p42 antigen/ antibody dual 4th gen HIV test? And the window period for HIV RNA PCR test? When can it be conclusive?

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-info/testing/hiv-test-window-periods.html ...Read more

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I tested negative for hep b antigen after 100 days french kiss exposure and positive for antibody 70 QN due vaccination baby is it conclusive thanks?

I tested negative for hep b antigen after 100 days french kiss exposure and positive for antibody 70 QN due vaccination baby is it conclusive thanks?

No risk, no worries: You are immune to hepatitis B virus (HBV) due to being vaccinated. With without vaccination, kissing rarely if ever transmits HBV so you weren't at risk anyway. And your negative HBsAg test proves you weren't infected. Your repeated questions show you're irrationally obsessed with this. Consider counseling. (Apologies if you're not same as previous questions.) ...Read more

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2 years after protected sex with csw tested negative for p24 anigen/antibody HIV PCR viral load less than LDL when i can sure 100% don't have HIV pls?

2 years after protected sex with csw tested negative for p24 anigen/antibody HIV PCR viral load less than LDL when i can sure 100% don't have HIV pls?

Do not have HIV: If the results you provided are valid, especially if the test for HIV nucleic acid is negative two years after the incident, you do not have hiv. ...Read more

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Had unprtected vaginal sex (insertive).Had some symptoms after10 days Tested after 10 and 18 days rna pcr, 26 days hiv duo negative. Is it conclusive?

Had unprtected vaginal sex (insertive).Had some symptoms after10 days
Tested after 10 and 18 days rna pcr, 26 days hiv duo negative. Is it conclusive?

Too early to know: You could have taken post-exposure prophylaxis, however that window has passed. If the HIV nucleic acid test is negative at 12 weeks after exposure, that is more or less conclusive, provided you do not keep exposing yourself, ...Read more

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When hep b antigen test is considered conclusive after an exposure? Kissing

When hep b antigen test is considered conclusive after an exposure? Kissing

45-160 days: Hi, It is not transmitted by holding hands, hugging, or even dry kissing on the lips. The chance of transmission with deep kissing is unknown, as no infections have been definitively documented after exposure to infected saliva. Yet, since HBV has been found in saliva, the risk of transmission with deep kissing probably exists. If you did contract hep B it will take average120 days to show symptm ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more