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Hep C Viral Load

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hep c viral load

My 25 yr old incarcerated son has hep c. His viral load is 400,000. My question is, with a viral load of 400,000 does he need to start treatment?
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
...Decisions about starting treatment are dependent on multiple factors and viral load levels are not a significant part of that. Extent of liver disease, type of HCV, other medical and psychiatric issues, among Read more »

Reactive with Hep C but viral load low

I had Hep C and went on the therapy for it and it went undetected and my test came back negative... Read more »

Hep C Viral Load vs HIV Viral Load being a Hep C recovery victim he wanted to do a Hep C viral load test.The results came back... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Clinical Trial Shows Vertex's Experimental Protease Inhibitor Lowers Hepatitis C Viral Loads to Undetectable Levels

...Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental drug VX-950 lowered hepatitis C viral loads to undetectable levels, the AP/ Houston Chronicle reports (AP/ Houston Chronicle , 2/7).... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Interferon and Beyond: Treating HEP C

...damage to the liver (for example, cirrhosis, fibrosis, etc.). The third and, perhaps, most important response is a decrease in HEP C viral load, a measurement of how much HEP C virus is in the blood. With respect to HIV, suppression of viral... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diagnosis and Monitoring Hepatitis C Infection

...people with HEP C have viral loads anywhere between 100,000 and ten million, and sometimes higher. There's no comparison between HEP C viral loads and those for HIV. Whereas a viral load of one or two million is considered very high in HIV, the... Read more »
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Feeling Lost

Posted by Anonymous
...admitted me and did bloodwork. It came back with a viral load of >750,000 for HIV and my CD4 count was down to 200, I also had a HEP C viral load of 85,000. It took almost 2 weeks in the hospital to be well enough physically to go home. I left... Read more »

just diagnosed 3 weeks ago

Posted by luckyone, 1 Reply
...story and help me with my sometimes negative thoughts of this disease i do know life is good as i have been neg. viral load from hep c for 6 years now after 6 months of treatment and now from that experience that things do get better as i go on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If someone is already infected with Hepatitis C, and is exposed to HIV afterwards, will this cause a delay in production of HIV antibodies??? Read more »

It's official:

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
"Liver failure is the most common cause of death in people with AIDS. The Hepatitis Weekly quotes Amy Justice, MD, associate professor of health services research at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and associate... Read more »