|Acute or Chronic
Jul 10, 2001
Is there a way to determine a diagnosis of Hepatitis C, acute or chronic? If so how? Can a determination of the initial virus diagnosis being acute or chronic still be determined after 8 mos of treatment of rebretron-interferon. I am responding to the treatment very well.
Response from Dr. Feinberg
If you are already being treated for hepatitis C, your doctor has already done blood tests to determine that it is chronic. Any infection that isn;t recent should have a positive "IgG" antibody test for the diisease in question. That means that you should have a positive hepatitis C IgG test. Treatment will not alter that.
Severe pharyngitis after possible HIV exposure
- Are Shingles An Early Sign Of HIV?
- Can You Get HIV From Touching A Bloody Scab?
- Diarrhea After Sex With Sex Worker Worried I Have HIV
- How Long Do You Have To Wait To Have Sex After Using Premarin Vaginal Cream?
- If Both Partners Are Std Free Can You Still Get An Std?
- Ways To Stop Vaginal Bleeding
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.