Oct 30, 2003
I am so afraid right now.I am a very healthy,active 42 year old female.No risk factors for hepatitis EXCEPT 1 unit of blood in 1986 following loss of a baby.I recently accepted a job at a local hospital(clerical)and part of the screening was the hepatitis profile.My results were as follow Hep.C "low positive ratio 1.25" sent for RIBA confirmation which came back "indeterminate".I am so upset that I would not even take the job.I have cried non stop for 48 hours.I have never used drugs,shared needles,had "relations" with anyone other than spouse of 24 years.I do not have a dr.,due to living in a new state now,I called my former physician who strongly beleives this is a false positive.I am so scred,what do you think?Thank you.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Riba are rarely false positive, but can be. You need to get a test for the virus by PCR, the RNA test to be sure. There is no need to be that upset, this virus even if you have it is curable! DTD
Is Hepatitis and Herpes the same
- What Does Male Genital Herpes Look Like?
- What Does Herpes Do Inside Your Body?
- What Can You Do To Make A Person More Comfortable Who Has Shingles?
- What Can Cause A False Positive For Gonorrhea?
- Risk Using No Condom When One Partner Has Herpes But Not On An Outbreak
- Is Using A Condom A Guaranteed Way To Prevent Genital Herpes?
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.