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If cured of HepC are you still a carrier
Aug 8, 2008

If cured of Acute Hep C are you still a carrier. And will there still be a chance of transmitting to someone else?

Response from Dr. McGovern

If I understand you correctly, you developed acute HCV infection and received treatment and then attained sustained suppression of your virus.

This is great news. You should maintain this cure over time. You will be positive for antibody for years; however, your HCV RNA level should be non-detectable so you cannot infect others.

Be certain that you are immunized against Hepatitis A and B; get HIV tested if you did not get that done as well. We do all of this routinely.

Assess your risk of HCV in the first place to avoid getting reinfected.

Congrats.



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