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anti hcv antibody
Jun 20, 2014

my anti hcv antibody is 1.13 is there any medicine for this antibody?

Response from Dr. Taylor

The reactive hep C antibody means you have been exposed to hep C. About 15-25% of people exposed get rid of the virus on their own, without medications, in the first 6 months following initial infection. The rest go on to develop a chronic, persistent, ongoing liver infection, chronic hepatitis C. Ask your doctor if you can get tested for the hep C virus itself, HCV RNA by PCR, to determine if you have chronic hep C or not. If you do not, there is nothing to treat, you are not infected. If the virus is in the blood, talk with your doctor about medications to cure this virus.



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