The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Re: Cryoglobulins
Apr 16, 2002

Interesting post exchange.

I would like to throw a question into the mix. If Cryo are always associated with chronic HCV why do you recommend multiple PCR's? Wouldn't an antibody test be positive 100 of the time if it was chronic?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

There are always false negative and false positive antibody tests particularly when there are high levels of immunoglobulins. I would definitely use PCR to verify the presence of the virus before recommending treatment. DTD

Cure rates for Hepatitis C
Cryo final

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint