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Mar 11, 2008

I found out that I have Hep C I have Geno type 1a I believe my viral load is at 112,000. I had a sonagram done and all my organs are in good shape. I don't feel ill at all but I am a little confused the doctor told me there is medication I can take it may or may not work it may or may not make me sick from side effects. He said I don't have to rush into a decision on taking it. He said something new may come out in a year or so with less side effect. I am confused

Response from Dr. McGovern

With your low viral load, you have an excellent chance of responding to treatment. In matter of fact, I would suggest checking a virus level after four weeks and if there is no detectable virus (HCV RNA) then I would consider completing a total of 24 weeks of therapy due to some new promising data.

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