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Hep C Treatment And Genotype 3 And Low Hcv Rna

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undersanding my hcv rna reading

on my hcv rna test has two numbers on the 1st.line it says hep c quantitation with a # of 5,470,000 IU/ML. allso in the next line it says hcv Log 10 and a # that says 6.783 Log10 IU/ML wich of these # is my vuirow load and how high am at i no am...
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
Your viral load is about average. The IU (international units) and log10 IU are the same number just being expressed in absolute and log copy numbers. You need to be evaluated by a liver specialist. Your viral load level is only one of several tests... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
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Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Uhoh,

On a previous post you said you had low cd4 counts yet have tested negative to hiv (I think you must be well beyond the window period?). I am still freaking about my low cd4 counts - I wish I had never had my CD4 count done! I have tested... Read more »