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Hep c test positive HIV test negative


I had a hep c test at 8 weeks that came back positive for antibodies. I had another test to confirm and it was negative at 8 weeks and 15 weeks.
I tested for HIV antibody at 13 weeks. Could the hep c positive antibody test be delaying the HIV test? I am now pregnant and very scared I could have HIV and not know it due to the hep c and I have seen so many different articles saying if it is co infection it will affect the window period.

Thank you for your time!

My bf just tested positive

I just turned 24 and found out my bf whom I will I refer to as "v" was confirmed positive on April 15th. His estimated exposure was in late September 2014 when he had unprotected anal sex. "V" recalls the week of thanksgiving 2014 experiencing ARS fluelike symptoms. Currently he is experiencing sever depression. He has not started antiviral therapy or HART yet and I am confused about this?! I was tested April 16 2015 with RNA test and I am still waiting on the results. Moreover I tested negative Feburary 2015 before we had sexual relations. I took an oruaquick test April 15th 2015 and it was negative. We had sexual relations around Feburary 26. Since then we have had protected anal intercourse 6 times which included unprotected oral sex. I haven't been able to function since then. I am curious about what my risk for these prior events?! I have spent approximately 72 or more researching hiv and can't seem to stop. Someone please give me advice.
Concerned Lover


Window period for hiv2

Can pneumonia be caused by HIV ARS ?


Two weeks after having protected vaginal sex with a sex worker I started to have symptoms very similar to early HIV ARS.
I went to urgent care and I was diagnosed with the flu, which complicated into pneumonia.

Could the flu and pneumonia still be related to HIV ARS?

Also, I had an qualitative RNA test two weeks after potential exposure and it came back negative.
Is this conclusive?

Thank you!


CAn I consider a negativd Clearview rapid test done at 82 days conclusive?

Had a negative Aptima RNA at 7 weeks as well

Window period for different hiv test

I know there are many different hiv test, what is the window period for each of them? And what is the most common one used in the United States?

meaning of discordant of tri dot test for Hiv

Hello sir. I have read in Internet that after completing the process of tri dot test immediately read the reading and discord with stop solution. My question is 1)why immediately read the readings because of if it is positive then there may be two or three dots right. And if stop solution is used the positive dots are not visible? Is it true. 2) the latent Hiv can be detectable by pcr rna and dna qualitative test (tested after a possible exposure of 9months).Please answer my questions.

aptima rna

Hi, how accurate or conclusive is an aptima Rna at 7 weeks?

Bf and I testing

My bf and I got tested for HIV, he did rapid test at clinic 4 weeks post exposure and I had blood work and rapid test done at 3 weeks post exposure. We were both negative. Is it safe to say we are negative? Would a RNA HIV test be recommendable?

Super scared and anxious!

So the other week I gave a guy head and he came in my mouth but I spat it out pretty much straight away. I found out just today that he was HIV positive and now i'm really worried! I have googled all about the risks of contracting HIV through oral sex and most websites say it's an extremely low risk, but every website says something slightly different so I just want to know for sure. Should I be worried? It's killing me knowing that I have to wait 3 months to be able to get tested and know for sure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks heaps.


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