Apr 27, 2007
Dear Dr Bob,
I hope you are well and loving life in sunny Cal. Without a doubt, you are the most loved person on this planet. You have shown so many what it means to thrive and survive in the face of adversity.
One short q about Hcv. Does a reactive screening test (1.0 score, weak) with a neg Riba mean a neg outcome for Hcv antibody? I believe the answer is yes but i only want to hear that from you, whom i admire and respect so much. Donation on its way.
You're the best, Bobby Bob.
Response from Dr. Frascino
RiBA is the best test to rule out a false-positive hep C screening test. Interpreting the test results you mention, the person is definitively hep C negative.
Yes, I'm continuing to survive and thrive here in sunny San Francisco, enjoying every nanosecond of our all too brief existence on this marvelous planet. Thanks for your donation.
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