do hep a & b vaccines affect viral load count?
Jul 22, 2006
My hep c viral load count went from 1.2 million in January to over 9 million in July. Is that 'normal'? I had a hep a and hep b vacination about an hour befor they drew my blood for the test in July - could that be a reason?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
It is possible. We don't know as much about increases in HCV viral load as we do with HIV. It is well documented that HIV viral load increases after vaccination because of the stimulation of the immune system as a result of the vaccine. This leads to increased cell activation and resultant increase in viral replication.
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