Just a quick note to say hi!
Was told today that the CDC had not updated recent test and their sensitivities, going by older test..Up to 99% will show antibiodies by 6 wks..People who are undergoing Chemo or Organ Transplant are considered to be compromised and might not show up till later..However I noticed this response from Dr Hunter Handsfield on the Doctor's Forum ..he told someone who was told to test at 6 months that..With current HIV antibody tests, 6-8 weeks generally is plenty of time. Almost no formal health education resources, like health departments, recommend testing more than 3 months after exposure.
His words and He is the specialist...
I sure hope he knows what he is talking about...Thanks for your response...PB12
Once they've cleared it they are no longer infectious.
There is some evidence that there is such a thing as occult Hep B infection where a person clears it but might still be able to infect others but this is rare.
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