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

Masking HCV
Jul 25, 2004

Dear Sir

Accidentally, I have discoverd that I am +ve HCV.

Chemical pathology ALT 85 U/L HIGH ( 0-65) AST 79 U/L HIGH (0-37) GGT 66 U/L Normal (0-85)

Abdominal Ultrasoun report All the the result analysis of liver, G.B., spleen and kedneys are normal case


Qualitative +ve Quantitative 6.7*10^4 IU/mL = 3.5*10^5 copies/mL Detection level 615 IU/mL = 3200 copies/mL

I d like to ask is there any methd to get -ve PCR? If not, I will lost my job. I am professor of Petrochemicals in Faculty of Science

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would seek the help of a liver specialist. You should have your HCV genotype checked which will help determine how long you should be treated. You should then begin treatment if your only goal is to get rid of virus, no matter how mild or how severe your liver disease is.

The treatments available now for hepatitis C include pegylated interferons and ribavirin which are quite effective.

Good luck. Dr. McGovern

hepc/foot/leg muscle pain
Liver lesions

  • 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