This result generally indicates that you have been infected with the Hepatitis C virus at some point in the past.
We cannot tell from this test when you acquired the infection and neither does it tell us if you still carry the virus.
All we can say is that you have been infected with hepatitis C at some point in the past.
In a small proportion of cases of Hepatitis C the immune system clears the virus from the body spontaneously some time after infection.
You require further blood tests to determine if the infection is still present or if you have cleared the virus. If these tests indicate that you are carrying the Hepatitis C virus you will probably be offered antiviral treatment to clear the infection.
The decision to treat and the choice of treatment is determined by the Genotype of the virus, your physical health and other factors.
As a first step in this process you should be seen by a doctor who will perform the additional blood tests required and will arrange for you to be seen by a liver specialist.
If you prefer to be seen privately, you can consult with one of our doctors at our London or Manchester clinics. We can carry out the necessary blood tests and arrange for you to be seen privately by a specialist in Infectious Disease or Hepatology.