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What is the difference between hepatitis C viral load and hepetitis c genotype?

What is the difference between hepatitis C viral load and hepetitis c genotype?

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

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more


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Can pegintron and ribavirin tx for hep c cause neurological tics?

Can pegintron and ribavirin tx for hep c cause neurological tics?

Yes: Interferon can cause neurotoxicity. If you have new neurological symptoms, you should notify you doctor immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

Genotypes 1: Genotypes 1a and 1b are the most common in america, and have proven to be the more resistant to treatment. New treatments are on the way. ...Read more

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What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

Complicated: New and more effective treatments available. Oral meds for hep b; currently oral meds plus interferon injection for hep c. Complicated details depending on genotype, viral load, level of liver tests, markers, liver biopsy findings. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Yes: It can...but better still Harvoni has a 96% cure rate with 8-12 weeks of treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Acute hep vs hep c positive: which one is worse?

Dead friend is worse: Death is generally considered worse than no death. There are effective therapies for chronic hep c available today. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Family practice : Hep c and HIV is not contacted from sharing glasses. Needs blood or body secretion exposure. Hep c is treated by interferon injections which is 50 percent effective. Hiv has no cure. You may take a combination of medications which can suppress it. ...Read more

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Is taleprevir better than boceprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1?

Is taleprevir better than boceprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1?

Hard to say: There are no head to head studies; an 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

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Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?

Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) / Benadryl: You can try premedicating with tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl. Alternate injection sites. Get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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In what ways are hep. B and c transmitted?

In what ways are hep. B and c transmitted?

Blood: Hepatitis b and c are both blood borne illnesses. They are transmitted from mother to child during birth. Sharing needles is the riskiest behavior for acquiring these infections. ...Read more

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Can hep b and hep c be transmitted sexually?

Can hep b and hep c be transmitted sexually?

Yes: Hepatitis b is very easy to transmit sexually. Hepatitis c is harder, but it happens. We are beginning to see cases of sexual transmission among gay men, probably from rough or inadequately lubricated anal sex or fisting, since some blood contact is usually required. ...Read more

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What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more

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What is the cure rate for hep c geno type 3 with Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks!!!

New medication, TTYD: According to Gilead (maker of Solvadi), in their POSITRON trial, 61% of all pts with Type 3 HepC had a sustained virologic response (SVR) (lower Hep C virus blood counts) at 24 wks. See the package insert (PI) approved by the FDA: https://www.gilead.com/~/media/Files/pdfs/medicines/liver-disease/sovaldi/sovaldi_pi.pdf. In the trial, those w/o cirrhosis were 68% likely to have SVR. TTYD about this. ...Read more

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Hbv DNA is 13160iu/ml. Hepatitis b surface antigen negative. Chronic hepatitis b take tenofo b for 3 month? hepatologist answer me. tell my condition?

Hbv DNA is 13160iu/ml. Hepatitis b surface antigen negative. Chronic hepatitis b take tenofo b for 3 month? hepatologist answer me. tell my condition?

Your condition: Needs more information and test to determine the stage of your chronic active hepatitus B. Viral load do not correlate with the stage of liver damage or fibrosis ...Read more

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Hepc, decomposed liver cirohsis, heart ejection fraction 40 %. Can new drug sofosbuvir still help in reducing the hep c infection?

It may but no: Guarantees. God bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/hepatitis-c-alternative-treatments. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cm/.

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What is the difference between hepaptitis c, hepatitis d and hepatitis e?

What is the difference between hepaptitis c, hepatitis d and hepatitis e?

Different viruses: These are all completely different viruses which can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis d is always seen in conjunction with hepatitis b. Hepatitis c is the most common hepatitis in the us and is generally transmitted by blood transfusion or IV drug use. Hepatitis e is an infection transmitted in feces, similar to hepatitis a. ...Read more

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What's the difference between "hep b ab" and "hep b surface ab"?

What's the difference between "hep b ab" and "hep b surface ab"?

One is more specific: Ab implies antibodies, and hep b means antibodies to hepatitis b, which is a virus. There are several components to a virus, suffice it to say that you can have antibodies tested to the viral core or the viral surface of hepatitis b. The latter is often done to show immunity to the virus, so a positive hep b surface antibody means you are immune to the virus. ...Read more

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Peg Intron (Definition)

PEG-Intron is an antiparasite agent which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more