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Hep c Virus 1.1 s/come does this mean I am positive?

Result came back as 1.1 s/co and I'm very scared and nervous
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You should discuss this with your doctor who ordered the test but from what I just read this would be a positive test result for hep c antibodies.

This does not mean you currently are infected with hep c as about 25%  of people are able to beat the virus on their own without medical treatment.

You should have a test for the virus itself called HCV RNA by PCR if this test comes back as detected with a viral load then you are infected and will need treatment.

However today the current medicines are much more effective and better tolerated by most people than what was available just a few years ago. Treatment could be as simple as 1 pill a day for 8 or 12 weeks and your odds of cure are about 98%

Try not to worry and talk to your doctor. Have the HCV RNA test and go from there.

Best of luck to you
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