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What Does Hepatitus Viral Load Mean

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Viral Load Tests

What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a...
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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 which was a combination of Interferon, and Riboviron (spelling on both) It was a shot 3 times a week with a number of pills in the morning, and at...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect you had testing of your hepatitis C viral load test with an ultrasensitive assay and you have a viral load that is nearly non-detectable. Yes, I agree that you need follow up for that but this is quite encouraging.You should do well on... Read more »

epstine virus + hepatitus A positive

Doctor (p.a. stanford clinique) found high load of "Epstine" virus in my bloodand anti-body to hepatitus A. HIV test is negative,but HIV symptoms are present (fatigue at the morning,weight loss, nite sweats, so on, for many years).How...
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
Antibodies to hepatitis A (HAV)indicate you have had that viral infection in the past and are immune. Not sure what the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) "high load" means. We can measure antibodies or EBV specific antigens in blood. There is a... Read more »

m infected with hepatitus B

i got hbsag test positive, my sgpt tests are normal 1st time when i did it came 38 and time it come 27, my viral load is 30362 iu/ml...m suffering from long term diarea, loss of apetite, gas problem and itchy skin from recent days..what does that...
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
Hard to know whether those symptoms are associated with HBV infection. You should consult with a liver specialist to determine whether treatment is indicated at this time.... Read more »

Hepatitus B clarification

I found out I was HIV + on Nov 5, 2004. On Nov 15, 2004 I did my first blood test for CD4/Viral Load/Resistence etc. and then went back on Dec 15th for my first doctor's visit to discuss the numbers. This is a local HIV clinic that specializes...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It may be helpful to look at the records to see if perhaps your laboratory tests did not indicate past infection. Alternatively, you may have had only isolated hepatitis B core antibody present and it is unclear as to whether or not those patients... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old
hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies
hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »

Rising viral load?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What does it mean when you're viral load is stable for a long time and then suddenly starts jumping a lot? my other #'s are going down too. I dont know whats wrong with me or why this is hapening but maybe someone here knows what could cause this.... Read more »

Is the Viral Load really undetectable.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
I have submitted my question to "Ask the Experts" section. Just curious on how others are thinking about this.

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I was wondering about how well we are able to track the viral load accurately. I watch my lab results, nothing changes, and... Read more »

Viral Load

Posted by dee99gt, 4 Replies
I've been taking Atripula since about august 2010. Before they started me on the pill my viral load was 2698385. One month later its at 24483.. Jan 2011 it was at 4742.. and I just went two days ago and its at 591.. My doctor mentioned it takes... Read more »