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Hepatitis Viral Load

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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 »

Hepatitis C and Viral Load

My viral load is 17 million due to Hepatitis C. I do not have HIV. Is this exceptionally high? I... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine (HBV)/ Viral Loads

I'm a HC professional who's would like to get updated info on the prominence of viral load... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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). The... 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 Laboratory Tests

...low. The HIV viral load is used to predict disease progression. However, this is not the case with HCV viral load. Higher hepatitis viral loads do not indicate faster disease progression. However, they predict response to HCV treatment: the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...(Successful treatment does not protect against being re-infected with hepatitis C.) Treatment worked for Gary and Harlon -- their hepatitis viral loads went to undetectable and stayed there. Doug wasn't so lucky. Even after 15 months of treatment... Read more »
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HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...of the office for the next 3 weeks and our PCP is well.....a PCP. I can access the most of his test results on line. His Hepatitis viral load is 244,000, it was posted last night. I don't have a baseline to compare with. I don't think he's... Read more »

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 »

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 »