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!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Liver Biopsy & HepC
Nov 30, 2001

What if a person test positive for hepC, but refuses to do the liver biopsy, Is treatment still possible or available?

Response from Dr. Fried

Liver biopsy is not absolutely necessary to be considered for treatment for hepatitis C. However, it does provide the best information on how much damage was done to your liver in the past and also gives some idea about the likelihood of progression in the future. So this information can help both you and your doctor understand your disease better. Virtually all my patients tell me that the ANTICIPATION of the biopsy is much, much worse than the biopsy itself, which is over in the blink of an eye.

am I at risk and should I tell the man in my life now
Hepatitis B Vaccination Shot Series Interuption

  • 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