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PCR results?

Nov 14, 2009

I am 60 years old man diagnosed to have hepatitis c. i got 54 injections of interferon . the PCR turned negative . after six months of stoppage of interferon it turned positive again . i got another 20 injections of inteferon but the PCR results was positive . it was 2128 IU/ml. what does this result means? and what is the degree of viremia ? is it mild or moderate or severe? thank you

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It likely means that treatment was not completely 100% effective. You don't indicate if you were also receiving oral ribavirin while receiving the interferon injections. That viral load is quite low, but a full sustained viral response (SVR) should result in your viral load being undetectable.

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