HIV and Hep C coinfection window period

HIV Hep C Window Period This is another question I see asked very often. Many people are afraid of being co-infected with HCV and HIV. After reading reports that HVC affects the HIV window period, they begin to suspect the validity of their HIV test results. Let’s find out the truth. All this hullabaloo stems from a MMWR published by the CDC on 29th June 2001 titled Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis. In this report,...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C infection is more persistent than Hepatitis A or B. Spread of Hepatitis C While less commonly spread via sexual means that hepatitis B, it is still considered as a sexually transmitted disease. The main modes of spread of hepatitis C is through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C is most commonly spread via infected needles and sharp objects compared to sexual transmission. Update 25th July 2014 – Hepatitis C has been found to be very rarely spread via sexual contact except between 2 HIV +ve...

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