Can you have a negative hep c antibody screen blood test but a positive viral load test?

Possible. It is possible, though not common, to have the results you described. It would be prudent to consult an infectious disease specialist as hepatitis C is now curable in most cases.

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Is it safe to stay on Suboxone after being diagnosed with hep c? So far no lft abnormalities, but HCV antibody positive. Pending PCR and viral load

Yes! It is very safe--in fact, i would insist one of my patients stay on the suboxone especially if they were going to go through the interfuron therapy. It is bad enough trying to go off suboxone without having hepatitis or being on the interfuron! just make sure your doctor keeps up with your lft's. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. It is safe to stay on suboxone with new diagnosis of hepatitis c. Most patients will stay on suboxone during treatment of hepatitis c. The key is closed monitor of your liver functions. Read more...

Is HIV antibody blood test still valid with 6 mth window period if you have you have undetectable viral load in blood but have viral load in semen?

See answer. There are a number of tests that are used to find out whether a person is infected with HIV. These include the HIV antibody test, p24 antigen test and rapid tests. Antibody tests are extremely accurate in detecting the presence of HIV antibodies and most people develop detectable HIV antibodies within 6 to 12 weeks of infection, almost all by 3 months, and in very rare cases, 6 months. . Read more...

My daughter is a beta thalassaemia major patient & taking regular blood transfusion for 10 yrs. Now she has hep c type 4 &viral load is 133964. Cure?

B-thalassemia-hep. First of all I am sorry about your daughter's condition. As you know, unfortunately there is nothing to cure beta thal major -besides an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Now, with the hepatitis c- the situation will be way tougher for your daughter to deal with. She definitely needs to be seen by a hepatologist and see if she is able to get any therapy for hep c- if she can tolerate it. Read more...
Don't rush. Young people tend to have fairly slow progression of liver damage wit hepatitis c. The pace of new drug development over the next 5-10 years will transform this disease. Get informed. Follow sophisticated websites like natap.Org for the latest clinical trial data. Today, treatment of hcv in people like your child is complicated, but we will have easier to tolerate regimens in genotype 4 in 2-4 y. Read more...