Hello- Wondering if someone can provide me some input about my recent test
Had a high-risk secual exposure 6 months ago (unprotected sex with AA CSW)
I tested negative for HIV at 12 weeks and also tested for Hep B and C at the same time as below
Hep B Core Ab, IgM Negative
Hep B Surface Ab, Qual Negative
Hep B Surface Ag Negative
Hep C Antibody IA Negative
My liver enzymes at 12 weeks were completely normal. Recently I developed some abdominal discomfort so I tested at 180 days again (6 months post exposure) for Hep C and liver enzymes. Unfortuantely my AST and ALT came back elevated at 84 and 126 and my Hep C Antibody come back negative agin. I did not retested for Hep B this time as I was told that the serologies I had at 12 weeks would have detected an acute infection.
Could this be hepatitis B or C that the test missed?
Thx. Are you stating that the hep b and c serologies completely exclude these two types of viral hepatitis ?
I actually ended rechecking the same 5 serologies at day 181 post exposure when I found my lfts elevated. I have a RNA for hep c pending. I consume alcohol frequently and have been taking aspirin and alleve almost on a daily basis for back pain. Wonder if these could be the reason.
Obviously with a high-risk exposure such as mine, it is difficult to ignore these results.
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