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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.



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