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i have a HCV virus load of 12, 473,000. How serious is it that i get treatment?

By Anonymous February 9, 2012 - 6:32pm
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i have had hep C since 1993 got it going through school to be a medical assistent. i an asymptomatic, with Cronic, active hep C, but have just been told about the rna load. and that i am contagious now i'm worried. I am 57 yrs old with insulin dependent diabetis2, depression and anxiety disorder, resently hospitalized for aTIA. My liver functions test have always been fine. i used to go the National institute of Health in Bethesda for testing.

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According to Hepatitis Central, viral load is how many viral particles there are in each milliliter of blood.
A viral load of 5,000,000 to 25,000,000 is rated as high.
Has your physician recommend starting treatment? I would think treatment is necessary with a high viral load and the fact that you are now considered to be contagious.

February 9, 2012 - 6:43pm
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