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Hep c posititive. undtectable viral load for eleven years. why not treat? can i get sick later?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Hepatitis C: If you have an undetectable viral load for that many years, continued surveillance monitoring is a reasonable strategy. The treatment for hepatitis c is not easy and doesn't need to be attempted for somebody who has no consequences of liver fibrosis or evidence of a viral load. The treatment is also very expensive, difficult to take, with has a success rate that is not very impressive.

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