Fort Worth, TX
A 41-year-old female asked:
Hep c posititive. undtectable viral load for eleven years. why not treat? can i get sick later?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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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Last updated May 5, 2013
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