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What does having hepatitis c virus antibody (anti hcv) mean to you?

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Dr. Joel Gallant answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Not everyone with a positive hcv anthony has chronic hepatitis. The diagnosis must be confirmed with a riba or hcv RNA test. Hepatitis c increases your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. A liver biopsy indicates the degree of liver damage and whether treatment is needed. Hepatitis c treatment continues to improve, and the condition is often curable.

Answered Sep 29, 2019



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Dr. Gregory Seagraves answered

Specializes in Pharmacology

It indicates that you've been exposed to the hcv. You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist.

Answered Jun 13, 2014



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