I have tested negative for both HIV and Hep B/C at 20 weeks post exposure.
I am still having gastro-intestinal symptoms and have not been able to put my weight back. Have lost 8 to 9 pounds since this ordeal began ..
I am scheduled to retest again at 26 weeks....
Is a 20 week negative a good indicator... What is the window testing period for hepatitis...
That means you tested negative (non reactive) to the standard test for HCV antibodies with RIBA supplement. Normally this test should yield a number, but "non reactive" can indicate a negative result also. This means that there are no antibodies to HCV detected and you have probably not been exposed/infected. Ask your Dr. to be sure.
I think that you may have to wait as long a 6 months after exposure, and get tested then, to be sure you are not infected. Again, check with your Dr.
Wait, I can't count! 20 weeks is nearly 6 months. You are almost certainly not infected. The follow up in 26 weeks is still an important check to make sure, though. I hope that puts your mind at rest a little. Maybe you can gain a little weight back now. :-)
HCV Ab w/ Rflx to Riba Non Reactive <0.1
HCV Ab Negative / Not infected with HCV unless recent infection is suspected or other evidence exists to indicate HCV infection.
Exposure, that's the problem... My drink was tainted and I was assaulted( I am a female)...Cant remember what really happened but next morning there was evidence of attempted anal penetration...Man unknow HIV/HCV status and unknown to me....
Thanks for your replies, hopefully I can put this nightmare behind me real soon at my 26 week test....
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