|Hepatitis C Type 2b
Jun 17, 2007
I have Hepatitis c Type 2b. A positive CMV-IGM ABS. Does this mean I have AIDS?
Response from Dr. McGovern
You have the best type of hepatitis C you can have. The cure rate is extremely high. If you have no contraindications to treatment, I would discuss therapy with your physician. I would also get a 4 week viral load to see if you rapidly clear virus.
Your CMV antibody IgM is difficult to interpret with the clinical context. I have seen IgM fractions staying positive long after clinical symptoms have resolved. If there is an indication for further testing, I would opt for a test of CMV virus itself.
This test itself would NOT suggest AIDS.
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