If a person is positive for hep c antibodies but PCR not detected and has never had treatment do they have hep c? Can it come back with out reexposure

See below. About 80% of the people who get hepatitis C infection become chronic carriers. Other 20% eliminate the virus. They have antibody to Hep C but no Hep C viral nucleic acids and do not have infection. Recurrence is unlikely.

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If a person is positive for hep c antibodies but is PCR not detected and has never had treatment, did they clear the virus? Can it come back?

Yes. Hep C antibodies just means you were exposed and now have built up antibodies. What was the exposure? You should always follow the LFT's to make sure no liver dysfunction occurs and the individual is not reexposed. Read more...