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Hepatitis C Viral Load Test

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Prognostic value of hepatitis C viral load testing

Why is it important to follow the hepatitis C viral load level since liver damage can still occur despite low hepatitis C viral loads?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
We usually follow it closely only when people are being treated with medication to see if they are responding. Otherwise checking it a few times a year to confirm that the virus is still present is standard procedure. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D. Read more »

Hep C Viral Load vs HIV Viral Load

About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with having Hep C. My Mother was able to get me on medication... Read more »

Viral load testing in relation to Hepatitis C

My husband had the viral load testing as well as the regular HIV. HIV was negative, but the viral... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada Approves Abbott Diagnostic Instrument, HIV-1 and Hepatitis C Tests

...Health Canada had approved the Abbott m2000, an automated molecular diagnostic instrument, and the Abbott RealTime HIV-1 and hepatitis C viral load tests. The tests were developed for use on the m2000 instrument, which is used to conduct genetic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genotype, Enzyme Levels, and Viral Load Are Clues to Hepatitis C Virus Outcomes

...interferon alfa, or with standard interferon. The patients, who underwent therapy for 6-12 months, also received ribavirin. "A viral load at treatment week four above 450,000 IU/mL and at week 12 above 30,000 IU/mL was 100 percent predictive for... 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 »
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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 »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

HEP C

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 »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »