|understanding hvc viral loads
May 15, 2002
what should my concerns be for a viral load test of 10,700,000 copies/ml ? and what kind of treatment do you recommend ?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
HCV viral loads, unlike HIV viral loads are not correlated with prognosis. Viral loads over 2 million copies are considered high and respond less well to treatment, but the progression of disease is not related to the viral load. What really matters is the biopsy and that is what predicts prognosis. DTD
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