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What does having hepatitis C virus antibody (anti hcv) mean to you?
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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology
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In brief: HCV antibody
It indicates that you've been exposed to the hcv.
You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist.

In brief: HCV antibody
It indicates that you've been exposed to the hcv.
You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist.
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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