|Hep C infectious if someone has "cleared" the infection?
Oct 14, 2013
Hi, so once someone has "cleared" a Hep C infection, are they still contagious? I called the cdc and the rep there could not find the answer. What do you think? Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Taylor
Once a person has cleared hepatitis C, either through treatment leading to cure, or spontaneously ( without medication) which may occur in up to 25% of people within the first 6 months of a new infection, the infection is gone. There is no virus to spread. The person is not contagious.
Remember that after cure or after the body clears hep C on its own during the acute ( new) phase of infection, we can catch hepatitis C again. If this occurs, there is a new infection and yes this can be spread.
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