Iam a male who had regular sex with female some input on my tests so far please??
I don't believe the antibody test for HCV is conclusive at 80 days. Six months would be the best time to be assured you are negative. What would be conclusive is a viral load test called HCV/RNA by PCR. That test looks for actual virus instead of just the antibodies and is usually conclusive around 3 weeks post exposure.
I think you are worrying too much about this. There's lots of other stuff to read on the internet
Do you guys think my alt would be higher then 17 at 7 weeks post??? I've had vey itchy skin at night that comes and goes..had a rash on both arms that was classified as allergic reaction that has simured down with steroid cream..Do these sound like symptoms at all or is my liver function panel somewhat reassuring the only thing high was ALG that was 5.1...... So antibodys negative and alt 17 at 46 days post. Would that suggest good outcome to this exposure??
So as far as alt results what do you guys think??? Is it usually high during acute... Wish I can just have pcr but it's not protocol testing procedure as alt is normal... Again as far as alt qould it be higher???
It is difficult to answer your question as most people are unaware they are infected in the acute stage. And, one third of hep C patients never have elevated Alt and AST....but that is in chronic stage.
HCV is not generally considered to be a sexually transmitted illness when looking at long term managomous couples.
For everyone not in a long term committed relationship you should always use barrier protection for all sexual encounters.
Respect yourself and respect your partner by practicing safe sex. There are STD's out there to worry about that transmit more efficiently than hep c
Everything will be fine, but for you not to have reason to be concerned in the future, do not have unprotected sex with stranger girls
Thank you for your insight , much appreciated and you guys are deffinitly right about protection!! June 22nd will be 80 days post and the infectious disease doctor told me it will be the last test I need that's 11 weeks 3 days for the hcv/hiv antibody tests. She said the HIV is pretty close to conclusive using the 4th generation at 5 weeks 3 days.. Does this time frame make sense as some say 6 months. The doctor said if it was sharing a needle or needle stick it would be 6 months but sexual 3 months. Is it different window period or is it just because I don't do drugs so it shows up faster?Also what's about the average time antibodys as I think I fit that category. Thanks so much everyone
If you started experiencing symptoms early on means ur body reacted early creating antibodies.They say 6 months because no many people never get symptoms
Need and Nervous, with all due respect, neither of your statements are correct. Sharing needles does not take longer for a person to develop antibodies. For HCV the average time is 11 weeks, but to be conclusive the antibody test at 6 months is standard of care no matter how you were exposed. Nervous, symptoms have NOTHING to do with when one develops antibodies. I am simply amazed at the ignorance of some physicians 25 years in to this epidemic.
I am the one who posted. Just trying to get some advise as the women I slept with found out recently she has hcv and I slept with her on her period ik gross ... I got tested 46 days post negative hcv ab. Negative hiv 4th generation..... Alt was 17.... Would alt be elevated by this time?