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Hcv Genotype 1 Viral Load

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Viral load & genotype 1a

You previously answered a question as to what the genotypes for HCV are. However, I'm still un clear as to what is the "A" in genotype 1-A? Also, I have recently been told my viral load is slightly over 1 million. What does this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Currently we don't pay much attention to whether you have genotype 1a or 1b. It only matters that you have genotype 1 infection with a high viral load. It is harder, but not impossible, to treat this type of infection. In the future, we will... Read more »

HCV genotyping

Is genotyping possible for HCV viral load as low as 138 IU?If no then how can we proceed with... Read more »

HCV-VL & GENOTYPE

I have HCV with viral load 16.586 IU and genotype 4(Egyptian strain).Is this viral load very... Read more »
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CROI 2012: HIV/HCV Coinfected People See Improved HCV Cure Rates With Victrelis

Results from a small study of 100 co-infected people treated with Victrelis + pegylated interferon + ribavirin showed that 61% had undetectable viral loads at 12 weeks after stopping their hepatitis C treatment. All study participants were given... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir Produces Early Cure for 100% of People With HIV and HCV Coinfection

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study of a co-formulation of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir for treating HIV-positive individuals who also were coinfected with the genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV). In their trial,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interferon-Based Therapy Benefited HCV/HIV Coinfected Patients Despite Viral Relapse

Results of a study of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV coinfection indicated that therapy with interferon and ribavirin provided clinical benefit even in those who relapsed after treatment. The researchers evaluated 1,599 patients from the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Simeprevir and Different Strains of HCV

Like many viruses, there is more than one type or strain of HCV. These strains are called genotypes and are broadly distributed as follows: genotype 1 -- found throughout the world and common in North America and Western Europe genotype 2 --... Read more »
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cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 5 Replies
I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any possible secondary infections and... Read more »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »

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 »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
Strange things going on. My husband can't go outside in the daylight without the back of his hands blistering. He has some other symptoms also. Seems it may be related to his liver.

The blisters may well be from Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (still... Read more »