|PCR HCV negative?
Dec 26, 2002
Dear Dr. Mark,
I have one short question. Are patients who had Hepatitis C with PCR HCV RNK negative (after treatment) infectious?
Kind regards, Alexander
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Not clear. Being "PCR negative" means there is no detectable HCV in the blood serum. We know that HCV can exist in blood mononuclear cells, liver and in other organs. Most HCV docs speak of sustained virologic response (SVR) to indicate when people have an undetectable blood plasma viral load at least 6 months after stopping treatment.
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