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Abnormally High Hepatitis C Viral Load

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...coinfection, is common. Usually, the first blood test for hep C is an antibody test. A positive result means that you have been infected with hep C. However, some people recover from hep C without treatment, so you need a hep C viral load test to know if you have chronic infection. Hep C viral load testing is recommended if you have been at risk for hep C or have any signs or symptoms of hepatitis. Hep C tests are similar to the HIV...
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Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more common than you are letting on. I am 61 and have had hepc for most of my life. I got it from IV drug use I think. To say almost nonexistent when talking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that saliva can contain potentially infectious quantities of hepatitis C virus (HCV) if an infected individual has a high HCV viral load and poor oral hygiene (which leads to bleeding). We view the actual risk of transmitting HCV through saliva... Read more »

Hep C 1a High viral load

I just found out that I have Hep C 1a and it was like 600,000 something. I'm only 22 years old. I have done heavy drinking while not knowing...Is this why it's so High? Will it ever go down? Is there any hope or am I screwed early?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The height of your viral load does not tell anything about the amount of disease that you have. You will need further follow up and monitoring to determine Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means that you have been infected with hep C. However, some people recover from hep C without treatment, so you need a hep C viral load test to know if you have chronic infection. Hep C viral load testing is recommended if you have been at risk... Read more »

viral load

the last time I visited with my specialists he said my viral load was at 1,000,000 / ml and my geno type is 1, what exactly does this mean? he also told me that since I already am so fatigued and so sick to my stomach that he would not recommend...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A "viral load of 1,000,000/ml" and "genotype 1." I assume you are talking about hepatitis C infection. Are you coinfected with HIV? I'll reprint Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

... Liver Function Tests Viral Load Tests HCV Genotype Tests IL28B Genetic Test Blood Clotting Tests Several laboratory (blood) tests are used for hepatitis Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...treatment does not protect against being re-infected with hepatitis C.) Treatment worked for Gary and Harlon -- their hepatitis viral loads went to undetectable and stayed there. Doug wasn't so lucky. Even after 15 months of treatment (the usual... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Battle of the Sexes: Gender-Based Differences in HIV Viral Load

...same method when tracking viral load over time and not to compare results from two different testing methods. Current Use of Viral Load Measurements The use of viral load in the management of HIV infection is a rapidly changing and... Read more »
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CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
...I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. Read more »