|HCV Viral Load test
May 17, 2008
Dear Dr. H.
I went through one year of treatment (pegasys and Ribavirin) Geno 1A for Hepatitis C in 2003 and was undetectable after 6 months. I have remained undectable for 5 years but my Dr. continues to test me for HCV viral load. Is it possible that the hepatitis could return? It just seems like a waste of money to keep testing every other blood test. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes, it is possible, although unlikely given the time that has past. It is still useful to be monitored for any sign of recurrence.
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