usually causes chronic infection and only in a few cases presents as acute infection.
It is detected in serum by PCR within 2 months following exposure , which is the first indication of infection. Patients have excellent response to six months of standard therapy with interferon
injections with oral ribavirin
especially in acute cases. In some cases patients however recover spontaneously without treatment.
Till date there is no vaccine
available for hepatitis c . It is only in the process of research.
It is very important to check for co-infection with Hepatitis B
and HIV .
You do have to follow up with HCV PCR especially six months after completion of treatment.
For you it has been 3 yrs now but you can check again .
Investigation suggested: 1. PCR for HCV RNA
2. Liver function test