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Is there any treatment for for a HCV positive person?

Q: I am a 27 years old man and have tested positive for HCV but negative for HIV and HBV. I want to know if there is any cure for HCV or any treatment available? If not, then what is the life expectancy? Can I marry and have children?

A:There are treatments and you should see your doctor and ask about the combination treatment with interferon and an antiviral drug. The chance of spreading it through sex exists, but the chance is very low, especially if you have one partner. A condom is effective prevention and may be used except when you are trying for a baby. The chance of spread to a baby from an HCV positive mother is low - about 5%.

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