The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
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!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

reactive hepatitis C
Aug 2, 2014

blood drawn for anti hepatitis c-vir results 1.96 what does this mean do I need to worry

Response from Dr. Taylor

This means that you have been exposed to hepatitis C. The next step is to get a blood test for the virus itself, HCV RNA by PCR. If hep C virus is detected in your blood, you have chronic hep C. If not, you likely cleared away the infection in the first weeks-months after exposure and do not have chronic hep C, but ideally you would get another hep C viral load test 3 months later to be sure.

when to start hepC treatment
Hepatitis C and Dating

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 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