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Author Topic: Is HepC virus >11 still considered cured  (Read 6244 times)

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Offline amocuatli

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Is HepC virus >11 still considered cured
« on: July 08, 2017, 09:42:05 am »
After 3 years I get a Hep C antibody test and it shows >11. Ive been undetectable up to now. Should I be worried? BTW the liver enzymes et cetera were good.
Please tell me your experiences am I in danger of relapse?  :'(

Offline CureSeeker

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Re: Is HepC virus >11 still considered cured
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 10:32:53 am »
Hi amocuatli,

Does the test say 'reactive' or 'detected' or 'nonreactive' or 'nondetected' anywhere on it?

Also, what is the range for the '>11'?

It's hard to say based on a number alone.  What is your doctor's opinion?

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

~ Arthur Conan Doyle


Genotype 3a, F 0-1
Sovaldi & Ribavirin x 24 weeks

2/23/16 - UNDETECTED!  SVR12 achieved.  :D
6/21/17 - UNDETECTED!  1.5 years post treatment.
July 2018 - UNDETECTED!

Offline dragonslayer

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Re: Is HepC virus >11 still considered cured
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 11:47:25 am »
An antibody test is not generally used to show if you have HCV; its used to show if youve ever been exposed.   

"Positive results with an index of > 11.0 are accepted by CDC as having anti-HCV status with no need of confirmation"

https://www.rmlonline.com/site/sections/254

It does NOT mean you have HCV.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 07:12:50 am by dragonslayer »
Paul

DX 2008
Started Harvoni 11/26/14 for 8 wks
Completed 8 wks Harvoni 01/20/15
EOT RNA Quant result:  Detected 29
7.5 wk post tx: Detected < LLOQ(12)
11 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR12
24 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR24; AST 26; ALT 22; ALP 73
48 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR48; AST 18; ALT 18; ALP 70
GT 1a
vl 2.4mil
2008 bpx: Stage&Grade 0
2013 bpx: Stage&Grade: 0-1
IL28B: TT
likely infected early '70s

Offline amocuatli

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Re: Is HepC virus >11 still considered cured
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 11:00:51 pm »
Of course! I will always have antibodies, right? He doc must have meant to order the test for the virus! What a relief! Thanks for your answers.

Offline CureSeeker

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Re: Is HepC virus >11 still considered cured
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 03:31:52 am »
Yes, everyone who has cleared the virus will still have antibodies.   

Best wishes on our RNA test! :)
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

~ Arthur Conan Doyle


Genotype 3a, F 0-1
Sovaldi & Ribavirin x 24 weeks

2/23/16 - UNDETECTED!  SVR12 achieved.  :D
6/21/17 - UNDETECTED!  1.5 years post treatment.
July 2018 - UNDETECTED!

 


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