A 37-year-old member asked:
What does having hepatitis c virus antibody (anti hcv) mean to you?
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Dr. Joel Gallantanswered
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Risk of cirrhosis: 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.
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Dr. Gregory Seagravesanswered
Pharmacology 19 years experience
HCV antibody: It indicates that you've been exposed to the hcv. You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2019
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