Hi i'm 25 and live in pakistan. I had Hep-C and i was treated with combination therapy (interferon + ribavirin) from UK. I got "not detected" by PCR just after 4 weeks of treatment but i completed the course of 24 weeks.
Now after 8 months after treatment ended i'm still not detected by PCR but my anti-HCV (Eliza--CMIA) results are disturbing. my rate is 11.11 but the cut off rate is 1.0
There is no treatment to rid the body of HCV antibodies, your best option would be to get a recent negative PCR and have a doctor sign off on it saying you do not have HCV that you are only positive for the antibodies.
Will it work, I don't know, that would be up to the people issuing the visa
Actually you need to wait a few weeks to prove that you are SVR which would mean cured, I'm sorry I did not notice that you were only 4 weeks post treatment. Still your odds are very good that you will achieve it.
The PCR test is the one used to determine whether you have the virus in your blood. The other test just determines whether you have EVER been exposed to the virus at any time. If the officials are using their brains they would accept either a negative Elisa test OR a negative PCR – but officials like that can't always be trusted to make the most intelligent decisions. I think your best bet is to take the PCR results (and maybe a doctor's letter would help) and just try it. You could try asking them in advance but that doesn't always work out anyway – you could get someone answering who doesn't really know and isn't the same person who makes the decision in the end. You do not have the virus anymore, so there is no chance of being contagious. Good luck with the Visa!
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