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Jan 7, 2013

I just want to confirm my question to ur answer last time(Hello Dr Lynn, Can i be infected from an HCV patient whose (HCVab is (+) and HCV-RNA by PCR (-)?) Your answer : (No if the patient is HCV-RNA negative by PCR, the patient does not have hepatitis C infection so you cannot be infected by this patient.). You meant that patient still has HCVab(+) but can't infect to healthy person, right? and if the HCVab(+)and RNA-PCR(-)'patient has teeth bleeding, can be infected or not?

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If the patient is RNA PCR negative, there is no hepatitis C infection, so there is no infection to pass on...so you are correct, the HCV Ab+ person cannot infect anyone, in any way.



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