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Hepatitis C Main Forums => On Hepatitis C Treatment => Topic started by: DesertGuy on August 06, 2014, 02:41:25 pm

Just had to go pick my results up from my local hospblood taken last Thursday4 weeksfor some reason they would not post these online with my others DUH?so I don't see my Doc until next monthas I read them I still show detectablenot sure
HCV log10 1.301 log10 IU/ml
what does this mean??

Hi Deseryguy,
It looks like you have had a dramatic drop in your overall VL to less then 25 per IU/ml. This is great news!
"What's in a log?
Viral load can be expressed as a NUMBER or a LOG VALUE. A log is the number of times ten must be multiplied with itself to equal a certain number. For example, log 2 = 100 (10 x 10), log 5 is 100,000 (10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10).
Dividing a number by 10 is the same as a 1 log drop.
When comparing big numbers, it's sometimes easier to use logs because what looks like a massive change is in fact relatively small. For example: A viral load of 800,000 is log 5.9, 80,000 is log 4.9. So you's thinking "Wow! a massive drop in virus!" But in log terms it's the same as a drop from 500 (log 2.7) to 50 (log 1.7), which in number terms don't seems as grand as losing 720,000 of the little buggers does it...
A change in viral load of 0.5 log is significant.
You can convert a number into a log value by entering "log(THE NUMBER)" into the Google search box, for example enter "log(50)" and press RETURN and you will give you the result "log(50) = 1.69897".
HANDY LOG TABLE
Viral load is... Log value...
50 1.7
100 2
330 2.5
500 2.7
800 2.9
1,000 3
3,300 3.5
5,000 3.7
8,000 3.9
33,000 4.5
50,000 4.7
80,000 4.9
500,000 5.7
800,000 5.9
1 million 6 "
Best wishes, Mike

Okaybig dropbut still detectable correct?
I know I was nine million something
so is this goodor great news????
I'm in for a 24 week dose

forgotalso says
HCV RNA detected, less than 15 IU/ml

Hi Deseryguy,
It's great news. It means you went from 9,000,000 per UL/ml to less then 25 per UL/ml! That means 8,999,975 of virus have been eliminated at the time the blood was drawn
I would imagine your undetectable at this time!
Best wishes, Mike

Soif all goes to planwhen my blood is drawn in 3 more weeksand then I see the doc a few days later
I should be undetectableCORRECT ???????????

Yes. I would bet money on it!
Also, since it takes about a week to get the VL test back, I would bet money that you're undetectable now. You went from 9 million to less then 25 in 34 weeks. That means the Sovaldi has 20 weeks left to beat the crap out the handful that are left!
That's why this is such great news!
Best wishes, Mike

Hey man thanksI don't see the doc until next month, and he doesn't say much
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