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There are a variety of hepatitis C treatments offered for all genotypes, with various stages of liver damage.
A recent Swedish study defined a low-level detectable viral load as between 50 and 999.
This holds true regardless of how long they’ve had HIV or whether they’re on antiretrovirals.
What does a non-detectable hepatitis C viral load mean? Can hep C come back?
New hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals are very effective, and a detectable viral load before the final test isn’t always cause for alarm.
A positive hepatitis C test does not necessarily prove that someone has hep C. What other tests are needed?
Being coinfected with hepatitis C and having a higher HIV viral load are also associated with such a risk according to a recent study.
There are three parts to testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV).
A hepatitis C antibody test is not enough to determine if someone has hepatitis C.
I’ve been thinking about blood tests. I’m on holidays, I have to do something! Do we over-test? I’ve been pondering this question.
Earlier this week I went and had a sample of blood removed from my arm for my 12 week post treatment viral load test.
I got my viral load results back today. They were good. It makes waiting the next 9 weeks easier.
After just seven days on treatment my viral load has dropped to 45. Not 45,000, just 45 copies.
The other side of being not detected.
I woke with a mixture of excitement and anxiety this morning. My appointment to see the doctor to get my viral loads and other blood tests
The email with my results came through today and there it was. Not detected. Two words that mean more than you could imagine.
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