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Author Topic: My doctor just called, I officially have HCV/ question about Viral load.  (Read 5759 times)

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Offline ijustdontknow

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My Doctor just called a half hour ago, My HCV RNA test came back positive, he told me my Viral Load is 260.  He must mean 260,000 or just 260, i didn't think to ask (i didn't think it was possible to be just in the hundreds).

Offline Mike

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Re: My doctor just called, I officially have HCV/ question about Viral load.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 11:00:07 pm »
Hi ijustdontknow,

This could mean a few things, as VL are reported several ways. It could in fact be 260. Sometimes it is reported as 2.60 which could mean 2,600,000. It really depends. I would call and ask for the clarification.

Don't freak out, however, if it is 2,600,000 as this is considered low. Mine was 9,700,000 and I cleared the virus in less than 2 weeks with Sovaldi.

The important thing is to get treated and cured.

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

 


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