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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 »

Lab results

I recently got back these test result. Can you tell me what they mean.Hepatitis A AB, TOTAL -... Read more »

HELP!!!

I am not co-infected but I have a question. On my liver biopsy results, my HCV Ab level was 58.6... Read more »
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...remains high at 10%-15%/year 112 , 116 , 119 , 120 . HCV Infection in Correctional Settings Juveniles. The prevalence of HCV antibody among detained or incarcerated juveniles is estimated at 2%-3.5%. A history of injection-drug use is the... Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

...does not indicate whether the inflammation is long-term, like arthritis, or is due to the body fighting an infection. The C-Reactive Protein test or CRP is another general test of inflammation. It rises and falls faster than the Sed Rate. High... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
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very scared

Posted by ovidiu9, 2 Replies
...prostitute with a bleedind finger when she menstruated. At 8 month after posibile exposure i have discover antiodies for HCV weakly reactive 1,63 riba 3 indeterminate with ns3 band and HCV RNA quantitative undetectable. At 8 month i check elisa 3... Read more »

This anxiety is overwhelming

Posted by WhatNext, 2 Replies
...battery of blood tests which included both HIV screening and Hepatitis B and C. Last week I got the results. Both were non-reactive (negative). The test was done about 28 days after my encounter. I've been reading a lot about "window... Read more »

reactivation of EBV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could reactivation of EBV delay seroconversion to hiv and hepc or can it be part of seroconverting to hiv +or hep c+ Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »