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Load Count

Jan 2, 2006

My husband recently tested postive for HCV with a load count of 820,000. If the normal load count for a person with severe liver damage is in the millions and would have had to of had the virus for 15-20 year how can I determine based on his current load count when he may have contracted HCV. Am I to assume this a low count with minimal exposure?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You cannot date the time of infection by the HCV viral load level.

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