Oct 18, 2009
my husband is diagnosed with hepatitis c.i have been tested and i am clear. my husband has no tattoos or piercings. what possible reasons can exist that this disease was contracted?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
There are some people who have hepatitis C who have never had any risk factors that can be determined. Rarely, there are persons who have acquired HCV after a medical procedure. A one-time use of injection drug use in the distant past could lead to HCV.
However, if he has no risk factors whatsoever, this could be a false positive test. I would pursue this diagnosis with a more specialized test called a RIBA.
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