Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
enough testing for hepatitis?
I have the following test results for hep c.  Can you tell me if I can relax?

Neg antibody 195 days after exposure.

Neg Riba 105 days and 248 days after exposure.  The screening test was 1.0.

Neg Pcr, qualitative, 129 days after exposure.

I want to move on with life.  Can someone tell me if I am truly neg for HepC?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
151263_tn?1243377877
I'm not a doctor, but I am a pretty experienced HCV patient (I've had it for nearly a quarter century). From what you report, it certainly appears as if you were not infected. HCV antibodies and actual viral presence usually show themselves well before a 129 day time from infection. I'd start feeling real comfortable at this point that you dodged the bullet. But just to be safe I'd have myself checked at 6 months and again at a year using both the antibody test and a sensitive viral load PCR test that goes down to 10 IU/ml or so. But really, if I were you I'd definitely start to relax, I'd say the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor that you're in the clear for good (barring another exposure of course).
Comment
Cancel
151263_tn?1243377877
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Many thanks, mremeet.  you gave me a lot of confidence.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
enough testing for hepatitis?
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
463897_tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on mommy52's status
Feb 04
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
dointime good Comment
Feb 04
463897_tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr added the Weight Tracker
Feb 03
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
317787_tn?1428318779
Blank
DC
446474_tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar_universal
Blank
683231_tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
Hepatitis Social Community Resources