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Viral Load

Mar 17, 2007

This is my 25th anniversary of having Hep C and B. Recently, my ALT & AST levels jummped to 94 & 75, My Hep C has been genotyped as 2B, with a Viral Load of 2.69 million. My Hep B has not been genotyped yet. What is a normal and healthy viral load count? How high is 2.69 million and should I seek treatment? I'm a novice at these numbers and I am scared.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There is no "normal or healthy" viral load count. Your HCV viral load is about average. Your type of HCV responds well to treatment. You need to discuss treatment with a liver specialist. Many factors (such as other medical conditions) and degree of liver damage factor in to whether treatment is considered.

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