|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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