|Desperate for your view
Feb 13, 2002
I realize you must be over-run with support requests from people like me but I really hope you can help. Two months ago, which was 16 days after a known but limited risk exposure, I tested HCV anti+. Then just one week later I was HCV anti- ; PCR Quan not detected; PCR Qual detected. My doctor wanted to wait some time before further testing so now two months later my results are HCV anti- ; RIBA- Cryo not detected; PCR Qual not detected; PCR Quan not detected; SGOT/SGPT normal, HIV- and HIV RNA not detected.
My doctor fells strongly that these results are 100 conclusive, I am not HCV infected and that further testing is inappropriate.
I unfortunately, have become obsessed since what my doctor believes were two early false positives. He believes that I just need to let this go and won't authorize any additional testing.
I realize I should just listen to him but am desperate for your viewpoint. Do you agree? Are the results strong enough to be conclusive? Please help me with an answer
Thank you and God Bless you.
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
It certainly sounds like you are not infected. It is not uncommon to have a false positive qualitative PCR. I think you shoud relax and repeat the tests in about 6 months,just to be sure. In the meantime, forget about it. You seem to be uninfected. DTD
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Hiv With Belly Fat Need To Lose Weight
- Things That Can Cause A False Positive Hepatitis C Test
- Angular Cheilitis And Hiv
- What Are The Chances Of Contracting Hiv If You Had Sex With An Infected Person?
- Will Doctor Prescribe Pain Meds For Hep C Symptoms?
- Statistics Of Hiv Among Gays Compared To Heterosexuals
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.