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.