Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


HCV transmiting by blood
Dec 23, 2013

Hello Dr Taiylor. Can we be transmitted through the blood of HCVab(+)and PCR-quantitative(-)'s patient?. Look forward for ur reply soon. Thank so much Dr Taiylor.

Response from Dr. Taylor

In general, No. If there is no hep C virus, there is nothing to transmit. HCV Ab+ and HCV RNA by PCR negative often means the hep C went away on its own, which can occur within the first 6 months of infection, or was cured with treatment.

However if you are referring to a person whose virus is non- detectable while on hep C medications, there remains a risk until the person hears from her/his doctor that the infection has been cured.



Previous
Are we getting closer to developing Hep C vaccine?
Next
Hep C infectiousness through sex

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement