Mar 7, 2008
In 1994 I was told I had the Hep C antibody. Now, I've possibly been exposed by the Vegas Clinic and am waiting to be tested. Is having the antibody the same as having Hep C? I've never been sick or ever told I have Hep C. If I had the antibody in 1994, and I test positive now, will it be considered that I've just had this disease since 1994? I'm very confused.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You should certainly discuss this further with your physician. You will want to know if anyone ever checked to see if you had hepatitis C virus in your blood. Not everyone who has HCV antibody is chronically infected.
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