|HCV, is it true??
Aug 14, 2004
Dear Dr. I've heard that people that have HCV are not always contagious because the virus has to be active, or at least at a certain level. Is there any truth to that at all? I'm going to get tested for HCV after an exposure 6 months ago. If I were to catch it now, isn't there a fairly good chance for being cured of HCV?? Thanks for your help!! DD
| Response from Dr. McGovern
About 80 percent of people with hepatitis C antibodies also have virus in their blood which makes their blood contagious. The other 20 percent cleared their infection.
There are good treatments available now for hepatitis C including pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Whether you need treatment or not is uncertain.
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