An 11 week neg puts you in very safe territory. Most people test pos after about 50 days. The Cdc says the window period is 2 weeks to 26 weeks. Antibody tests are always more accurate as the number of days increases.
if i were you, i would go in for a final antibody test at 26 weeks. i know it seems like a long time but your 11 week neg is a very good sign. i would be shocked if your 26 week test turned pos.
may i ask what your exposure was? hep c is transmitted mainly through blood transfusion and intravenous drug use. sexual transmission is possible but rarely happens. Fyi.
Sorry Jakied i though you were gonna lecture me in the following message but it looks like ur a really cool guy anyway am having a test next week again at 13 weeks i was wondering how accurate those test would be and if it would different much from my 11 week??
I had my hiv test done at 12 weeks and it came back negative so thats behind me.Since i live in canada all the test are for free so i might as well take it at 13 weeks and try to steal home.Do you know in percentage how accurate the test are after 13 weeks as you say most test positive at 50 days.Also why is the window period all the way at 6 months if most if not all test at 3 months.Also what is your personal experience with hep c since you know much about it.
thanks for all ur help
The vast majority, probably >90% will be pos at 3 months. The outer limit of 6 months is for the VERY few who have a weak immune system and don't produce enough antibodies at 3 months.
Antibody tests are always more reliable as the number of days increase.
One thing you could do now is ask the person you shared the needle with to be tested for hep c. If he is neg three months after and you have an eleven week neg, then the chance that you will test pos now are so remote it stretches the limits of mathematics.
Your 12 week neg for Hiv is VERY reliable. Put that one to rest.
i am glad all your tests are neg. Use this as a learning experience.
If you want to test before 6 months, go for a 125 day test. That will surely be neg as well and then you can relax until 6 months. I would be shocked if you tested pos now.
My personal experience with hepc is a friend who has it. She had a WILD past and got it from IDU. Sad.
I had a one night stand with a pros a few years ago and was worried sick I had Hiv or hep c but fortunately everything was neg. i was scared though for a long time. The worry is terrible. Plus, i felt ashamed for what i did.
i did not know that Hep c is not considered a STD but is transmitted mainly by intravenous drug use and blood transfusion.
I just had a regular blood test and my liver enzymes are all in perfect range am still waiting on my hep c results.If i had hep c by now would my liver enzymes be off since i would be in the acute phase????
Thanks for the encouragement i wish i knew for sure so i could stop worrying.Is my test after 11 weeks that realible or my blood test that i just had now.What makes you say that odds of me having it are that slim.
thanks for all ur support
What makes you say that my odd are that small of having hep c by now is the 11 week test that reliable or my recent blood test that shows normal liver enzymes.I wouldnt say that my odds are that small but i am a worried well so if you can elaborate your explonation it would help out a lot
am waiting on the results of the 100 day test for hep c. my only concern that i might have it are soars or spots that i have been appering on my legs and arms for some quite time i was wondering if this could be a symptom of hep c.
No unfortuntly i dont have a chance for that person to be tested but am just worried about these spots i been having on my legs and arms for a while now is there any evidence that could be a symptom of hep c.They look like round small chances that bleed when scached.
Thanks for all ur help jakied
I should be getting my results this week.I was just wondering if theres any other blood bourn diseases i should be worried about when sharing needles?
These sores or chances really getting me worried i was wondering if thats a symptom of anything
I just got back my 100 day test and they are negative i have decided to move on with this and learn a very important lesson. I figure if am negative at 100 days and all my other blood test are fine theres a very small chance of me having hep c.I would like to thank to Jakied for all the great support and knowlage.
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