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Can a hep c reactive be cure? The counts is 2.+ something. How it can cure?
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766573 tn?1365166466
This is from the CDC web site

A Reactive or a positive Hepatitis C antibody test result means that Hepatitis C antibodies were found in the blood and a person has been infected with the Hepatitis C virus at some point in time.

★☆★☆A reactive antibody test does not necessarily mean a person still has Hepatitis C. ★☆★☆★☆

Once people have been infected, they will always have antibodies in their blood. This is true if even if they have cleared the Hepatitis C virus.

☞ A reactive antibody test requires an additional, follow-up test to determine if a person is currently infected with Hepatitis C.
http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/learnmore.htm

The follow up test would be a PCR
683231 tn?1467323017
And yes if you do have hep c it can be cured now with the new medicines recently approved.

Treatment could be as simple a 1 pill a day for as little as 8 weeks
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What medicine sir? Where can i buy that pills?
One of the new meds is called Harvoni you should ask your doctor. But even if you cure hep c you will still test positive for hep c antibodies.
What medicine to take depends on which varition of th ehep c virus you hage if it is genotype 1 or genotypes 2,3,4,5,6. There are also other medicines one is called Sovaldi, Your doctor will need to do testing to find out what genotype of the virus you have to know what medicine to use.
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