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Hep C Treatment And Genotype 3 And Low Hcv Rna

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HCV RNA Genotype question

My lab results state:>HCV RNA Genotype, LIPA"We were unable to determine a HCV Genotype for this patient. This is usually due tot he low viral load, but would also be due to the presence of inhibitor or mutations of the viral genome.What is the HCV...
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
...That is a test that measures how much HCV virus is in the blood. HCV is really a family of viruses referred to by their HCV genotype (usually numbers like 1-10). HCV genotype 1 is the most common in the US. It is used to give a prognosis... Read more »

I am co infected with HIV & HCV... Please explain lab results

I am on combination therapy for hiv and have been udetectable for some time with cd4 at 1400 but... Read more »

Genotype, liver biopsy, and HCV-RNA

Thank you for your answer you seem to agree with a DR. Ben Cecil in Kentucky. My problem is that my... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...hepatitis B at 33 percent, and hepatitis C at 25 percent, figures that, as the author points out, are comparable to other international studies of the incidence of blood-borne viruses in prisons. The data also reinforce previous studies that... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

...Ultrio Nucleic Acid Test (TMA) Plasma and Serum Qualitative detection of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA and hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA from volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, screen organ donors when... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »