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Author Topic: Using Hep C–Positive Livers Could Expand Transplantation Opportunities  (Read 5114 times)

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Restricting transplantation of livers from certain hepatitis C virus (HCV)–positive individuals may be an overly cautious move, because the risk of transmission of the virus to the recipient may be modest and that individual can receive successful direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment anyway.

In certain cases, livers that come from potential donors who test positive for HCV antibodies but negative for signs of viral genetic material, indicating a nonactive infection, may wind up discarded. People who spontaneously clear the virus or who are cured through DAA treatment would fall into this category.

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