A 32-year-old member asked:
When, and for how long, is a person able to spread the hepatitis C virus?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Vivek Huilgol answered
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Forever?: Approximately 15-25% of patients with hepatitis C infection are able - through unknown mechanisms - to clear the virus through their own immune system. The other % have chronic (long-term) infection and could spread this for life. Bear in mind that the means of acquisition for approx 20% of people is never fully determined.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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