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Hepatitis C 3a Genotype
Hepatitis c virus (hcv or sometimes hvc) is a small (5565 nm in size), enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family flaviviridae. The following are the types (genotypes): genotype 1a
genotype 2a, 2b, 2c & 2d
genotype 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e & 3f
genotype 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 4g, 4h, 4i, 4j
genotype 6a. ...Read more
Numbers and type: Viral load refers to how many viral molecules can be detected in the blood. It gives an idea about how active the virus is and can be used to monitor response to therapy. Genotype refers to a test that can identify subtypes of hep c. Certain genotypes are more likely to respond to a given therapy, so this information can be useful in deciding in what treatment, if any, would be best. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are no head-to-head studies; a look at relative ratios suggests that telapravir may be somewhat more efficacious, but it did not meet statistical significance. Both are vastly better than interferon alone for genotype 1 hcv treatment. ...Read more
I have high iron 327 fatty liver hepatitis C genotype 1 thyroid osteoporosis my liver is working fine what food I should avoid?
Healthjy diet will h: Fatty liver usually occurs when you are overweight. So you need to eat healthy and lose some weight(also begin daily exercise). You should adopt reduced fats in your diet and reduce refined carbohydrates like sugar and starches. Avoid animal fats and switch to a plant based, low caloric diet with ample portions of veggies and fruits in your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?
You can: To my knowledge, there are no reports of injury to liver with this medication. Chronic liver disease, especially cirrhosis can cause osteoporosis, so it should be treated. I would also recommend to see specialist to treat your hepatitis c, since there are new medications, hopefully get approved end of this year. These are highly effective (>90% cure rate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing first: OK.firstly there's a couple things we need to know. There are several genotypes to hepatitis C...we need to know which you have. Second check a viral load. Third, liver function tests, AFP, CEA and GGT. A Hep C Fibrosure will indicate if there is liver fibrosis. There is a new med just out called Harvoni. Before this.treatment was with interferon and ribaviron. ...Read more
Depends: After someone is exposed to hcv, most people have no symptoms. It is called a "silent epidemic" because people can live 20 – 40 years with no symptoms, or maybe just feeling tired, while the hcv is causing liver damage. Since many people were infected in the 1960-1980's, they have already experienced damage. This is why everyone born between 1945-1965 should be tested. ...Read more