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Hi beanie,

A warm welcome to the forum, I can't add anything more from what others have said, I just wanted to pass on my best wishes to you both.

Take care and good luck,
Greg



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Gidday beanie,

I've played with a few test tubes in my time as a Pathobiologist, so if you meant the test was inconclusive (good pick-up ty:), that means, when they do the antibody test, once it's completed they repeat it to make sure of the result, using blood from the same sample.

Of those two tests, if one comes back positive and the other negative, then they say that's an inconclusive test.  Now don't freak out about the positive test, and it IS inconclusive, and is only for antibodys.  Antibodys mean he's been in contact with the virus, not suprising if his Dad had it, but he can have antibodys because he naturally fought of the disease.

The antibody test is a lot simpler and only tests for antibodys, once an inconclusive test turns up, he then needs to have a qualitative PCR test which tests for whether or not he has the virus or not.  Given that you are a young lady not 20 years old, and I assume your boyfriend is a similar age, get him to have the qualitative PCR test a.s.a.p.  If he is positive, he's young and strong and would knock the virus on the head quickly if he needed to have treatment, so for both of you and your peace of mind, have the PCR test.  Good luck.

Cheers,

Brendan.



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Hi Beanie and welcome from me.  I`m sure Kaz (missycat) is right - I read that the risk of passing on the virus to the unborn child is very small.  I had my 2 kids (now grown-up) tested when I found out I had the virus and they were both clear thank goodness.  Always a good thing to make sure though.

I wish you the best of luck, love from Jill xx

 



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Hi welcome to the forum from me im not a expert but im sure they will re test,of course there is a risk but try not to worry to much it is treatable if the worst comes to the worst.its a blood to blood virus.so i think the risks are very very small.

TY hi ya smile just picking up on that point you made about pegnant woman they really Should test for it in pregnant woman so many people are walking around not knowing just seems common sense!!!

hope you get the answers you need soon

xxxx



-- Edited by missycat on Saturday 7th of May 2011 05:28:13 PM



-- Edited by missycat on Saturday 7th of May 2011 05:29:49 PM

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Hi Beanie,

     Welcome to the forum!  I assume that you mean inconclusive on the test results, and I would suggest that he be tested again, this time with the higher quality (and a bit more expensive) test.  The tests for Hep C were not consistantly given to pregnant women years ago, so depending on a persons age, they would not find out at that time that they were born with it.

As the others have said, be a little careful until you know the results of his second test, but you are Hep C free at this time.  Take care, ty

   

    



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Hi Beanie,

I don't know what "inclusive" is either. I can tell you that I was married for 20 years with HCV and my wife never contacted it. We shared everything imaginable but never had blood to blood contact. That's not to say it can't be contacted casually, I'm just saying that she never contacted it. Only a blood test can tell someone for sure if they have it or not and its better to play it safe when possible. Hope this helps.

Ron.



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Hi Beanie, welcome to the forum.
Sorry I can't help you much with your questions. Right now I'm not sure what 'inclusive' means for his result. But to be safe you might want to hold off sharing tooth brushes and razors, etc. I'm sure someone will be along to who can help later. Keep checking back and hang in there.
Take care,
Randy



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i just recently found out that my bfs dad has hep c, he must have got it from a blood transfusion 20 years ago, before my bf was born. his older sister who is about 10 years older, just had a baby, and is negative. does my bf have any major risks? ive been with him for over a year. and we have shared tooth brushs before. i got tested and i came out negative for it. but his came out inclusive. is that a bad sign or does he have nothing to worry about? wouldnt his mom have to be tested before when she had kids? please help.



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