Is spontaneous clearance of Hep C a permanent thing?
I recently was told that I was exposed to Hep C because I tested positive for the antibodies. It looks like my body could have cleared it on it own, but I will be getting a retest in 6 months to make sure. I am nervous and scared. It’s uncertain as to when the initial infection happened, but it may have been as far back as 2013 for me, because someone pointed out to me that I looked really yellow at one point then. I was dealing with skin rashes that year (and still continue to deal with it til this day). No one even thought it was a hep C related issue, even though the past four years I had slightly elevated AST levels in my physicals. One doctor assumed it could have been related to my eczema issues because I was using a lot of steroid creams. So now I got told about a month ago my hep C news – antibodies, no detectable viral load. Did my body really kill off the hep C virus a few years back? Can it return?