|tested positive for Hep C over 25 years ago. Should I be doing anything about it?
May 6, 2012
Hi, I tested positive for hepatitis C back in 1987. I have never been sick and my Doctors ( GP) when we do blood work never say my liver enzyems are high or anything I should be aware of. Should I be doing anything about this? I have been in recovery from substance abuse for over 10 years and don't drink or use any mood altering drugs but in the rooms of 12 step meetings I have heard horror story's from others who have undergone treatment for this and some who actually have died, I know there are different genotypes and I must have one of the least harmfull ones but should I do something? I don't want to fix something that isn't broke. so to speak. Thanks in Florida
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You need to get an HCV RNA test to see if you have chronic infection. That is key. Most people with HCV DON'T have any symptoms.
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