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Hcv Treatment After 6 Month Pcr

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PCR HCV negative?

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...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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... Read more »

Lab Results for HCV RNA Quantitve Real Time PCR

I tested positive for HCV but my AST is 39 & My ALT is 36 but the HCV RNA, Quantitive Real Time... Read more »

A HCV PCR negative woman

I am girl, a hepatitis C patient with mixed genotype (1,2,3) at a age of 22. My PCR is postive, My... Read more »
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Terms For Response to HCV Treatment

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EASL Starts Tomorrow -- Get Ready for the HCV Treatment Deluge

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Breakthroughs in HIV/HCV-Coinfection Treatment Shine at CROI 2012

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. A very significant number of people living with HIV are also living with chronic hepatitis virus infection. Viral hepatitis infection appears to be an ever-increasing cause of morbidity and mortality among... Read more »
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elisa vs. pcr

Posted by Anonymous
excerpt from "Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis"

remember that the recomendation to test up to 6 months is referring to... Read more »

HCV RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well my PCR test for Hep C - came back negative as well as antibody Hep C test at 4 months.

So, here it goes down the drain another of my expert theory that I am cooinfected with HIV and Hep C. Due to symptoms of both viruses.

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Pcr at 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was hoping someone could give me some advice to how conclusive an Inhouse Quantative PCR at three months is. Are there any factors that can produce false Negatives?

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Inhouse Pcr at 3 months

Posted by Anonymous
I was hoping someone could give me some advice to how conclusive an Inhouse Quantative PCR at three months is. Are there any factors that can produce false Negatives?

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