Jun 29, 2011
if a ptn is hcv reactive how much is it likely to be hcv positive..and is positive should initiation of treatment be prompt or depending upon the ptn condition..
Response from Dr. McGovern
Most patients who are antibody positive do have virus in their blood, which implies chronic infection.
However, the decision to initiate treatment depends on whether the patient has liver disease. Not everyone with virus in their blood has liver disease.
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