Hepatitis C Antibody Non Reactive

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anti hcv reactive

my relative was test for hcv his anti hcv test was reactive and his value was 0.0532. is he suffering from hepatatis c???? or this is a normal value ????? plz reply me as soon as possible .
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If your relative's test was "reactive" this is only part of the testing process. To find out if a person has ongoing virus in their blood, additional testing of HCV Read more »

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I need questions answered. I have had a risky encounter about 11 weeks ago - unprotected insertive anal. Have tested negative at 28 and 60 days so far. Continuing symptoms include: frequent urination, bowel movements, white tongue, weight loss,... Read more »

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...I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic Read more »