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What Is A High Hcv Viral Load

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High HCV viral load?

Good Morning Dr. M! I was Dx'd w/ 9.2 million HCV vl. Dr. said it was extremly high. Is it that high, relatively. I believe I was exposed in 1983 during massive transfusion. Thank you!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes it is high but there is no correlation between viral load and disease. A high viral load is important in that it can be harder to treat someone with a lot of virus. But some people do Read more »

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If my hcv rna quant real time pcr is 4240725 and 6.63 is that considered really elevated and cause... Read more »

significance of HCV RNA QUAN Lab Result

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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...patients who were HCV-negative. The patients were matched by age, sex, ethnicity, and antiretroviral regimens. Trends in HIV viral loads and CD4 counts along with liver function tests (LFTs) were examined. The researchers concluded that unlike... Read more »
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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Coinfection on HAART in HIV-Infected Individuals: Multicentric Observation Cohort

... The current prospective study examined the influence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection on treatment of HIV patients taking nevirapine-containing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Researchers Read more »
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Anyone thinking of taking a PCR please read!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...different labs by separate phlebotomy dates, but undetectable ( Answer from Dr. Gallant: "It would be a good idea to repeat his viral load using a bDNA assay, to be sure that he doesn't have a non-B sub-clade. However, there are people,... 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 »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...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 ever... Read more »