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Hepa C
Sep 2, 2006

I am infected by Hepa C with 2,000 counts, is it contageous? Do it has a cure?

Response from Dr. McGovern

A viral load of 2,000 is very low. However, I am not sure if you are referring to a liver function test of 2,000, which is certainly possible in acute infection with HCV.

Yes HCV can be cured. In the setting of acute infection, we usually follow a few HCV RNA levels to see if the virus is clearing by itself. If not, early treatment usually leads to cure. If a chronic patient undergoes therapy, there is still a good chance of cure. That chance varies by genotype, since some are easier to treat than others.

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