Hello. I welcome you to icliniq.
I want to know which test did you do to check Hepatitis C?
If this was a high quantitative PCR test and if it was negative, then you are completely safe. If it was antibody test, and was negative, then I suggest to confrim with quantitative HCV PCR test.
The antibody response to HCV viral infection is slow, hence a negative antibody tests does not confirm absence of infection. Means it can be falsely negative. Quantitative HCV PCR if negative then it can confirmly rule out the infection. For example if you were exposed, then PCR test can come positive as earliest as 1 to 2 weeks.
Do scree yourself for other sexually transmitted disease, HBV and HIV.
I hope this will help you understand things. Good day
Risk stratification for HCV exposureProbable diagnosis:
Risk stratification for HCV exposureRegarding follow up:
Follow if required.
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