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Hcv Viral Load Testing

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HCV Viral Load test

Dear Dr. H.I went through one year of treatment (pegasys and Ribavirin) Geno 1A for Hepatitis C in 2003 and was undetectable after 6 months. I have remained undectable for 5 years but my Dr. continues to test me for HCV viral load. Is it possible...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, it is possible, although unlikely given the time that has past. It is still useful to be monitored for any sign of recurrence. Read more »

People who have positive HCV antibody tests and negative viral loads

If somebody hasnt had any treatment, and his viral loads are negative that means he was exposed to... Read more »

HCV Ab w/Rlfx to Riba

>11.0 s/co ratio 0.0 - 0.9Should treatment be sought based on this result? Read more »
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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 »
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Tests and Monitoring

...low (less than400,000 IU/mL), but most people already have viral loadsthat are well above this before treatment. About HCV viral load testing HCV viral load is measured in International Units per millitlitre (IU/mL). It is measured from a... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Glossary

...produced in the bileducts. Any type of liver disease, heavy drinking, andsome medications can increase levels of GGT. HCV: hepatitis C virus hepatic encephalopathy: brain disease that occurs whenserious liver damage prevents toxic... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
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HCV/HIC coinfection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...upper right abdomen and the corresponding area on my back, accompanied by discomfort and abdominal bloating. This is probably HCV at least, as it has a longer window period, but couldn't co-infection result in a longer window period for HIV due... Read more »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...office for the next 3 weeks and our PCP is well.....a PCP. I can access the most of his test results on line. His Hepatitis viral load is 244,000, it was posted last night. I don't have a baseline to compare with. I don't think he's ever... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »