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HCV Antobodies

Im only HCV antibodies positive for almost 15 years. All my other HCV test like PCR and RNA were always negative. So i dont have the virus in me but i have the antibodies. Can someone let me know if i can somehow lower or make my antibodies undetected to simple hcv  antibody test?!! Thank you
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There is no way to eliminate hep c antibodies. They are made by your own body as a part of your own bodies immune system to protect against a possible hep c infection.

Unfortunately, hep c antibodies are not effective in combating the hep c virus so they are not able to prevent future infection.

For example, if you either had the measles vaccine or were infected with measles in the past you now have measles antibodies. You will carry these antibodies for the rest of your life just as you will with hep c antibodies.

Having hep c antibodies only means you were once exposed to hep c in the past not if you are currently infected.
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Is there any chance if i boost my immune system antibodies can start decreasing ?
Antibodies are a part of your immune system they are a part of you made by your own bodies immune system. You will always have hepatitis c antibodies.
So there is now way that i can clean my HCV antibodies on someway!? I will always be positive  on HCV  antibodies even if i don t have the  virus?

"So there is now way that i can clean my HCV antibodies on someway!?"

No

"I will always be positive  on HCV  antibodies even if i don t have the  virus? "

Yes

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I didnt took any therapy for HCV because i didnt needed one, my Dr. says after negative RT PCR test that the virus is gone and you re boby manage to clear it... But what with the ones infected by the virus that took therapy for HCV,  are they going to be HCV Antibodies positive after successful therapy same as me that didnt took any therapy ??!!!
"But what with the ones infected by the virus that took therapy for HCV,  are they going to be HCV Antibodies positive after successful therapy same as me that didnt took any therapy ??!!! "

Yes they will be positive for antibodies forever, I know because I am one of those people.

Have a great day
I am also one of those people. If you were ever exposed to hep c ant test positive for antibodies whether you beat the infection without treatment or took medicine to cure your hep c you will always and forever for the rest of your life test positive for Hepatitis C antibodies even though you are not detected for the Hep C virus.

Hep C antibodies are not the virus. They are made by your body every day because you were once exposed or infected with the hep c virus. They will never go away they are as much a part of your body as your blood, your bones, your heart.
683231 tn?1467323017
You will always test positive for Hepatitis c antibodies for the rest of your life. There is nothing that will change this.
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