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How often anti-HCV screening tests should be done to detect HCV?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: My father and mother have HCV (Hepatitis C) and last year I had HCV test and result was -ve. Now do I need to go for HCV test every year or after how long I should opt for it.

FYI, I undergo health check up every year where full abdomen scan is part of it.
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
no need of repeating the test

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for putting your query in hcm.

I understand your concerns. There is no need of repeating the test for HCV agian unless or until there is any risk of transmission. Risk of transmission is when blood of your parents comes in contact with your blood. Till then there is no need of repeating if once it is negative.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you.

Wish you a good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Amit Jain (29 minutes later)
Is it good to have HCV check for every 3yrs?
Can I go for HBV & HAV.
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no need for rechecking if you dont have high risk behaviour

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

There is no need for checking them again unless you have high risk behavior. For hepatitis B vaccine is available so you should get vaccination for that. Hepatitis A does not cause chronic disease although vaccine is also available.

I hope I have answered your query. Wish you a good health. If you dont have any further query then close the discussion and rate the answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Amit Jain (1 hour later)
Can you please elaborate on High risk behavior means?
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
high risk behaviour means which make one prone to these infections

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back. High risk behaviour means activities which can make one prone to get these infections like having multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex, iv drug abusers, on haemodialysis, multille blood transfusions etc. I hope I have answered your query. Wish you a good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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How often anti-HCV screening tests should be done to detect HCV?

Brief Answer: no need of repeating the test Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm. I understand your concerns. There is no need of repeating the test for HCV agian unless or until there is any risk of transmission. Risk of transmission is when blood of your parents comes in contact with your blood. Till then there is no need of repeating if once it is negative. I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Wish you a good health