The hepatitis c (hcv) window period is typically 6 to 9 weeks from the moment the person became infected. During this time, a hepatitis c antibody test may bring up a negative result
acute hepatitis b is diagnosed by detecting hbsag and igm core antibody, or core antibody alone, in the window period. Igm core antibodies are lost within 6 to 12 months of the onset of illness.
He is fortunate. Now hcv or hep C is completely curable and requires only 3 months course.
HIV is manageable and requires long term treatment. With excellent art under care of expert, HIV infected person gets almost a full life even if he/ she has been infected with HIV and HCV.
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Dear user. Thanks for the question. HIV spread through Contact between broken skin, wounds, or mucous membranes and HIV-infected blood or blood-contaminated body fluids. Deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. HIV is not spread through saliva.
There are a number of diagnostic tests for hepatitis C, including HCV antibody enzyme immunoassay or ELISA, recombinant immunoblot assay, and quantitative HCV RNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). HCV RNA can be detected by PCR typically one to two weeks after infection, while antibodies can take substantially longer to form and thus be detected.