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Are high levels of virus in the blood indicative of HCV?

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Dr. Aarti Abraham

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Hello,
My Sister age 25 get positive for HCV. She Went for Another HCV Test Name HCV Quantitative PCR.
Today we got report. Pls explaion the report. Im attaching the report.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:

As below

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The test indicates that she is hcv positive and the PCR test indicates significant amount of virus in the blood stream.
She can get this infection from sexual exposure, infected needles or syringes or blood transfusions.

Please seek help of a hepatologist at the earliest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham 16 minutes later
Her LFT is completely Normal. She is 3 month pregnant also. is it okii to take HEP c Treatment during her pregancy? What is the total cost of HEP C treatment?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 20 hours later
Brief Answer:

As below

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The cost of hepatitis c treatment varies, depending on whether you seek it in the private or public sector.

Yes the medication can be taken during pregnancy.

Even if her left is normal, treatment should be started to reduce viral load and reduce chances of transmission to her baby.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Aarti Abraham, OBGYN
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