HBV VIRAL LOAD AND TREATMENT
Oct 9, 2011
I have HBV DNA viral load 11,500 copies per ml. Whether treatment to be started or not.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You are on the borderline (around 10,000 copies) at which people would consider treatment. Some experts would say that if the HBV viral load is > 10,000, and serum transaminases are elevated, or a positive HBV e antigen, or a liver biopsy that suggests ongoing inflammation, would be additional criteria that would favor starting treatment.
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