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What Does Hepatitus Viral Load Mean

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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 load was in the "thousands" the Dr. said. He has chronic/active hepatitis C for 14 yrs.Thanks
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
...assume from your statements that your husband is HIV negative, but infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). In addition to HIV viral load, we can also measure HCV viral load in the blood.MH 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 »

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... 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

...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 and HIV

...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 risk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 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 »

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 »

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. Read more »