Sexual Health

6 Facts about Diagnosing Hepatitis C


The first step is getting tested

A negative antibody test means no hepatitis C

A positive antibody test means a person has been infected

Once infected, a person will always have the antibodies

Another test is needed after a positive antibody test

If RNA test is positive, a person still has HCV

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