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Hepatitis B HBV Load

Aug 14, 2011

I am a patient of Hepatitis B positive. I have received the HBV Quantitative Report. The result is 565IU/ml and Log10 is 2.097. What doe's it mean? How long it will take to reach the dangerous levels?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Both of those HBV viral load values are expressing the same number in a different mathematical way, and indicate your viral load is very low. The viral load could stay low like for a long time or increase over time. This is hard to predict. However, having a very low viral load like that can still result in ongoing damage to the liver. You should consult with a liver specialist as to the best course of action.

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