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How soon can I get tested for hepatitis C if I took chances?

How soon can I get tested for hepatitis C if I took chances?

Took chances?: I'm not sure what you meant by taking chances. That aside, if a healthy person is exposed to hepatitis c and becomes infected with it, blood tests can often detect the new infection within 2 to 4 weeks following the exposure (hepatitis c RNA and liver enzymes). If a new infection is detected early, with current drug treatment, the chance of cure from hepatitis c is well over 90%. ...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


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How long after remission with treatment for hep c do I need to keep getting tested?

How long after remission with treatment for hep c do I need to keep getting tested?

Post Hep C Rx: Check your viral load every 3 months for the first year after treatment. If it remains undetectable, you have a 99% chance of being cured. After the first year, you should be checked annually. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait to get tested for hpv?

How long am i suppose to wait to get tested for hpv?

Probably no need: I can't tell your sex. If female, then HPV testing is now done routinely with pap smears. Other than that, HPV testing is rarely needed or recommended. Even if you have been exposed, e.g. a partner with genital warts or abnormal pap, no testing is recommended; just see a doc if anything abnormal appears. Everybody has genital HPV at one time or another, and almost all infections clear up anyway. ...Read more

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I got tested for hepatitis b. How long till I know for sure?

Matter of days: Preliminary tests indicating hepatitis can be back in less than 24 hours. The type of viral hepatitis involves tests that can take 2-7 days to return. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before I get tested for chlamydia, gonnorhea, and syphilis?

How long do I have to wait before I get tested for chlamydia, gonnorhea, and syphilis?

2-3 days to 6 weeks: Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is valid any time more than 2-3 days after the last exposre. Syphilis blood tests take 4-6 weeks to become positive. ...Read more

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How long before i can get tested for hepatitis c?

How long before i can get tested for hepatitis c?

Your call: You can be tested whenever you want. If you have risk factors (body fluid/sexual contact with a known infected person, or IV drug use, etc) than get tested. Otherwise, hepatitis is not a routine test to get. If you just want to know if you have hepatitis, volunteer to donate blood at your local red cross, and they will test you for several diseases (including hepatitis) for free as a screen. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get tested for an STD after unprotected sex?

How long should I wait to get tested for an STD after unprotected sex?

STD testing: An infection in the cervix could be picked up very quickly- 1 week. Blood testing for something likes syphilis could take 4-6 weeks to show up. You should get cervical cultures done and discuss retesting with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have been infected with hepatitis C -- how long should I wait to do a blood test?

What to do if i might have been infected with hepatitis C -- how long should I wait to do a blood test?

Now: You should get a blood test now, but then repeat it in 3 to 6 months, to make sure (sometimes the blood test takes up to 6 months to become positive). ...Read more

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How long to wait before u can get test results for aids?

How long to wait before u can get test results for aids?

Screen & confirm: Infection with HIV (aids is advanced manifestation of HIV infection) can be tested by a screening test for antibodies to HIV that takes a few minutes, if the screening test is positive a confirmatory test is needed that may take a day or so. ...Read more

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How long after sex do you need to wait before getting tested for std's?

How long after sex do you  need to wait before getting tested for std's?

Don't wait: You can get examined and get base line tests immediately. You will then need follow up tests to see what if anything has changed. Not every std shows up right away on testing. Knowing which std you are looking for can help, but most people want to be tested for "everything". Repeat follow up testing is necessary. Start now. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex should someone wait to get tested for std?

How long after unprotected sex should someone wait to get tested for std?

Not long: If you are concerned about exposure to stds, it is best to get tested right away. Today's tests can detect the dna of an infection before you show any signs or symptoms. If you feel pretty certain you have been exposed, you may also consider getting treated with antibiotics right away - even before getting any test results. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to get tested after unprotected sex?

How long should you wait to get tested after unprotected sex?

Pregnancy test: First, if you are at risk of pregnancy and you don't want to be, consider the morning after pill, the sooner the better. Otherwise, get a test in two weeks. If the test is negative but the menstruation is not normal, do a second test a week later. ...Read more

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After taking a shot for gonorrhea, how long you have to wait to have sex?

After taking a shot for gonorrhea, how long you have to wait to have sex?

7 days: After treatment of gonorrhea (GC) with a single shot, one should wait a minimum of 7 days before resuming sexual contact. Treatment of any recent sexual partners and use of a condom also recommended for STD protection and help prevent recurrent GC re-infection. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait till i get a HIV test?

How long do I have to wait till i get a HIV test?

HIV Exposure: First, if one has an acute exposure one should not wait at all. We only have a 72 hour window to prevent infection. Second, if there is a high risk exposure one can get a viral RNA test after 21 days that is 100% accurate. Third: the antibody testing that is routine for HIV can miss infection for up to six months after exposure. ...Read more

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How long after being treated for chlymadia should you wait to get retested to make sure it's gone?

How long after being treated for chlymadia should you wait to get retested to make sure it's gone?

About a month: The treatment is usually effective in a few days but the test may take up to a month to demonstrate that the bacteria has been cleared. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more