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6 Facts about Diagnosing Hepatitis C

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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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