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    Clean 31 years just tested pos for Hep C
    DOGLOVER929 posted:
    Is this even possible? My doctor told me anyone born 1965 and down needs to be tested. I was tested last week along with my yearly blood work exam.
    I will be retesting tomorrow.

    I've had life insurance over the years. I know they tested for Hep C then.

    Is it possible that it's been dormant all these years? I don't have risky sexual behavior.

    Is a false positive possible? thanks in advance. I'm a little blow away.
    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi DOGLOVER929,

    Have you expressed these concerns to your doctor? I agree with you that this does seem confusing. Have you received any blood transfusions lately?

    Click here to read more about Hepatitis C and its causes

    Since you said that you've tested negative for Hep C on blood tests in the past, I would definitely talk with your doctor about the possibility of you being an inactive carrier and/or the presence of a false positive reading on your blood test.

    What were the results of the second blood test? Please be sure to update us on how you're doing.

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