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When you go for a test for HIV, does it include any infection to Hepatitis in the results?

One more question: Can someones urine infect you with Hepatitis or is it direct blood to blood contact only?
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It's not only blood to blood. Depends on which hepatitis it is and no it is not standard for them to do a hepatitis test if you go in for an HIV test. Urine is sterile.

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An HIV test will noit test for Hepatitis.
If it is Hepatitis C you are concerned about it is a seperate test and has a window period of 6 months.
Hepatitis can be sexually transmitted but in 75% of cases it is through blood transfer e.g. needlestick injuries and needle sharing.
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So urine can not infect a person with HIV or Hepatitis C?
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I have not had sex or been in contact with blood. I was just thinking about Hepatitis C and how it is passed.
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no, like teak said its sterile
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My dad is in his late 60's if he had Hepatitis C would it show signs by now? Overall he is in pretty good health and fit for his age. I am just worried sometimes if he has it because he bleeds often in the house by cuts and stuff. Just worried about infection.
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Is Hepatitis C easy to catch?
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You would be better off taking your question to the Hepatitis Forum. This is the HIV forum.
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Dude this is a HIV forum !! Take your concerns over to the other forums .
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hep c is not easy to catch and if dad bleeds all over the house i suggest universal safe procedures to clean up the mess. Do you think your dad is infected? Also this is an hiv board not hep.
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thanks for the help, guys.
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No, i do not think he is infected, i guess it is just in my mind.
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