HCV


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HCV

Abbreviation for hepatitis C virus.

HCV

abbr.
hepatitis C virus

HCV

1. Hepatitis C virus, see there.
2. Human coronavirus. See Coronavirus.

HCV

Abbreviation for hepatitis C virus.

Patient discussion about HCV

Q. aftrer completing interferon treatment for HCV it's showing up negitive in blood test,does it get any better? I completed Interferon treatment for HCV four years ago. It has come negitive in my blood work scence. Does it get any better? I;m haveing a hard time building my stamina back up to pre treatment Is there any hope of getting it back, my strenth and stamina? I'm 65 yrs. and counting. I'd like to count a lot longer. Thak You in advance, gff

A. Unfortunately, the risk of chronic infection after an acute episode of hepatitis C is high. In most studies, 80 to 100 percent of patients remain HCV-RNA positive, and 60 to 80 percent have persistently elevated liver enzymes. The rate of spontaneous clearance of virus after it has persisted for at least six months is very low. In one study, for example, 142 HCV antibody-negative patients during eight years of follow-up, showed seroconversion (going from negative to positive) in 30 percent. You should keep getting tested on a regular basis, and hopefully your antibodies will remain negative. Meanwhile focus on living a otherwise healthy life. If you eat properyly and exercise often you can bulid up some energy that you feel you've lost.

Q. Do I have hepatitis? I'm volunteering in a shelter for homeless people, and there are many drug addicts there. Yesterday, as I was serving them food one of the residents of the shelter (who I know to be a long term drug addict that uses heroine) coughed and expelled blood on my bare hands (apparently he had some lung disease). Do I now have hepatitis? I know that it's very common among drug addicts, and that it's transmitted through blood contact. I checked my hands and I didn't have any wounds or scratches, but I heard the virus can infect you even if you don't have any wound, is that right?

A. The chances of you getting hep c are very slim to none but my ? to you is why were you not wearing gloves to serve food ?

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'The time has come to move toward universal HCV screening in women who are pregnant, with initial prenatal investigations that are then repeated based on risk factors in the third trimester,' she concluded.
Literature search shows scanty data on Non-specific Impairment of Lung Functions (NILF) in patients of HCV and there is no published report on this topic from Pakistan.
CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis performed HCV genetic sequencing and phylogenetic analysis on specimens from both ED patients; a high degree of similarity in nucleotide sequences (>96%) between HCV viral variants sampled from two persons indicates a common source of transmission (3,4).
Total positive HCV occurrence was 218 out of 424 fully tested NHANES participants.
The study was conducted between 2008 and 2014, and it included 367 anti-HCV positive patients (309 with chronic hepatitis C [CHC]; 48 with SC HCV; 10 with false positive anti-HCV result).
Conclusion: A frequency of 4.3% for HCV seropositivity was observed in our cohort of male individuals from Okara garrison and the surrounding areas.
Study participants came from the Canadian Co-Infection Cohort (CCC),an ongoing analysis of people with HIV and HCV seen at 18 clinics across Canada.
"HCV antibody prevalence may have increased, while HCV RNA prevalence may have decreased," the authors write.
According to the company, the Xpert HCV VL Fingerstick test allows for a simplified diagnostic pathway.
SVR to treatment is defined as undetectable HCV RNA after 12 weeks (SVR12) or 24 weeks (SVR24) of treatment completion.
This work will provide the active HCV prevalence data for further research/studies, which can be helpful to health policy makers to plan strategies for the control of hepatitis C disease particularly in district Shangla and generally in Pakistan.