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Reactive Hep C

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reactive hep C

I had blood test for Hep C and it came out "reactive"What does it mean and are trere any implications if a dentist has hep C reactive?Please answer my querry.Regards
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you have no risk factors for HCV, then a RIBA test should be done to confirm this.If you do have risk factors, then I would check to see if you have viremia (virus in your blood) by checking a PCR test. Read more »

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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »

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...reactivated EBV he don't know why? sending me to id doctor. I feel like im dying never felt like this before exposed to hiv and hep c Read more »