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Author Topic: The 8 Major Risk Factors for Hepatitis C  (Read 6662 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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The 8 Major Risk Factors for Hepatitis C
« on: May 12, 2015, 12:33:57 pm »
The following groups are currently considered to be most at-risk for an undetected HCV infection:
  • Everyone born between 1945 and 1965 (approx. 3 out of 4 people with chronic HCV are baby boomers)
  • People who have injected drugs, even once
  • Those who received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992
  • Children whose mothers were living with hepatitis C during pregnancy
  • Anyone who is HIV positive
  • People with evidence of liver disease, such as an abnormal liver test result
  • Those on long-term kidney dialysis
  • Anyone who could have exposed to HCV through their occupation

For more hepatitis C basics: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/HCV_basics_2931_27148.shtml

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Re: The 8 Major Risk Factors for Hepatitis C
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 08:09:46 pm »
Hi Editors, Could you give us some more info or resources on some of the "other" tests that can be done, such as genetic assays, i.e. IL28B, or more on the RAV testing?  Thank you!!
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!


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