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Agreed, in my opinion, those results indicate a negative result. HCV is rarely transmitted through sexual contact, almost never in a monogamous relationship. Please review our Knowledge and Information section for additional information. You can also use our search function at the top center of the page and enter a keyword or two to find our discussions on the various topics.

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Without seeing the actual written report (assuming that you have re-written it here exactly as it appear on the report), it would appear that your boyfriends result is 0.1 (a negative or non-infected state). For him to be "likely or possibly infected", he would have to have had a result of at least 0.8, at which point they would have performed a further defining and confirmation blood test to determine if he might be positive.

His result would have had to be at 0.8 or more to be "suspected" of having hepc, his 0.1 result is 8 times LESS than the 0.8 cut-off, I highly doubt he will be asked to be further tested for hepc.

Take your paper report to your own doc or to your boyfriends doc and ask for clarification and confirmation, but from what I can glean from this, is that he has received a negative (or not infected) result.

He and you should be very glad that you are being offered such kinds of tests, like hepc antibody testing, which has just happened to be included along with other routine health screenings, such a STI testings, it is a very good thing to be screened routinely for all kind of diseases. Thank goodness (nowadays) hepc testing IS becoming more routine, as it is a good thing that it is being included along with STI testings, or, when it is done separately.†

Testing for hepc is performed (routinely), and often testing is done NOT†in association with sexually transmitted diseases. There are many, much easier ways to contract hepc than by sexual tranmission. Hepc is best contracted via blood to blood contact, ie. blood transfusions/past surgeries, IV drug use, accidental needle pricks, tattooing, piercings, etc., etc., a less likely means of contracting hepc might be STI or other familial means such as child birth, etc.†

It is quite hard to actually contract hep c from another person, a blood to blood exchange of some form is required.

So, go to your doc (with the printed results) and ask for his interpretation and set your mind to ease.

Do not be upset with your boyfriend, he did not do anything wrong, I seriously doubt he wishes any risk to you (on any front), on the contrary, he and his doc tested him for STI's which just happened to include hepc, and in all likelihood his hepc is negative, and he (and his good doc, by careful thorough routine screening) has done both you and your boyfriend a great service, to reveal with certainty that he does not have any unknown disease.

I feel quite strongly hep c screening should be done very routinely for most of the population as there a millions of completely innocent people out there who may not ever know how or why or when they contracted it some time in their lives, but with it being found, it can be so easily treated nowadays.

Many will NEVER be able to figure out how, when or why they got hepc, and without being screened for it, one can (unknowingly) carry it for a long time. The good news is that routine screening IS now being done more routinely, and it can be found and cured sooner.†

You should see if your own doc too, incudes it maybe routinely in STI screenings. It's a good thing!†

Let us know what you find out, and if you get the confirmation from a doc on your boyfirends results that you are looking for. I surely think you will find out it IS negatve and you will ease your worry.†smile†C.†



-- Edited by Canuck on Wednesday 28th of March 2018 05:43:27 PM

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hello everyone, I am extremely worried on my boyfriends STI results but I do not understand what some of them mean, but I am very worried that he has possibly put me at risk which has upset me. His Hep C results say.

Hepatitis C Antibody† < 0.1† †Negative: <† 0.8

† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †Indeterminate: 0.8-0.9

† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †Positive: > 0.9

does that mean he may have Hep C?†



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