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Newly diagonoed hepititis c to my wife during pregnancy

  • By Satti

    Dear today after getting my wife tested for blood cp and ELISA i was informed that my wife HCV test is positive. Now her pregnancy month passing on is 7th. I want to know that is there any other condition during pregnancy that is similar to HCV (shown in result today) or it is a sign i should be worry about. Secondly is it possible that this test is wrong or may be a human error..?
    Waiting for you humble reply

  • By Myofb1

    My unprofessional answer to this is that there is always room for human errors or mistakes. But false positives are rare. Just ease your mind and have another test done. I would be concerned on how can my child will be. I am no expert but ask someone on here or your doctor of your baby is going to be infected too and if so what to do after its born.

  • By CaseyH Moderator

    Hi Satti,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your wife’s diagnosis. Especially this far along in her pregnancy. You can test again for HCV, but it may also be a good idea to consult your doctor about everything that’s going on and be prepared. In the meantime, I’ve found a few articles for you and your wife about HCV and pregnancy, as well as about HCV transmission from mother to child. You can find these here:

    Hepatitis C 101: HCV and Pregnancy – testing and impact

    Hepatitis C 101: HCV and Pregnancy – Health of the mother to be

    Mother to Child Transmission and Pregnancy

    Please keep us posted. We are hoping for the best for you and your family.

    Best, Casey ( Team)