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HCV Testing

Jun 15, 2008

I had a sexual encounter in February. Shortly thereafter (2 weeks) I began experiencing symtptoms of a viral infection (flu like symptoms, fatigue, gastro problems). I suspected possible HCV exposure so my doctor has performed RT PCR testing (down to 50 copies)at 2, 6 and 12 weeks and anti HCV at 4 weeks. Liver tests have been persistenetly normal. My doctor at this point feels no further testing is necessary but my fatigue is getting worse. I am also HIV positive and have been on meds since December, 2007 with a viral load of 55 and cd4 of 339 (it has dropped 40 over the last month). Do you feel this testing is complete? My quality of life is seriously impacted at this point and my doctor sees no need for any additional testing. Thanks for your thoughts.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I agree with your doctor.

test results
viral load reduced w/o medication

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