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Hepatitis C Virus Stages

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HCV Load/9 Mil/end-stage figures?

I was infected in with the HEP C/GENO TYPE 1 virus in 1978, my most recent viral load count was close to 9-million. In alot of pain/ascites, etc.. Does my HCV VL count sound like end-stages?
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
Although the viral load is slightly above average, it appears that other symptoms may indicate more advanced liver disease and not just the viral load level. I assume you are under the care of a liver specialist who can assess your situation more... Read more »

Treatment suggestion for Hepatitis C virus

My father is suffering from Hepatitis C virus (Genotype 3A). Doctor suggested for treatment of... Read more »

what is stage 2 of hepititis c

my husband has just been told he has hepitis c at stage 2 can you tell me what this mean ,he is not... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Project Inform

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 »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck Reports Encouraging Results for Hepatitis C Treatment

... On Wednesday, Merck & Co. reported promising news about its experimental hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment boceprevir, a protease inhibitor. In two late-stage clinical trials, patients taking boceprevir in addition to standard Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »

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 Read more »

seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
has anyone heard of this after 12 weeks Read more »