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I have hep c with a viral load of 9million and genotype cc and am 27 am I gonna die from this disease?

Not if cured. There are now some truly excellent ; well-tolerated anti-hepatitis c treatment regimens based on recommendations of the aasld that incorporate or replace traditional interferon/ribavirin in combination with sovaldi. In interferon-ineligible patients, sovaldi + Olysio or sovaldi + Ribavirin shows considerable promise ; are entirely oral. Lots more rx options are on the way in the coming months. Read more...
Not necessarily . I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist for treatment of the infection. It's also important to avoid anything else that harms the liver, especially alcohol. Patients with hepatitis c who also drink alcohol have a much higher incidence of cirrhosis. Read more...
Cure is on the way. Hep c is a chronic disease. You should have long time of symptom free period then going to develop cirrhosis and liver failure. But now there are medicine that possibly eradicate the virus. Check with your hepatologist. Read more...

My sister has hep c genotype 1. Just got it her viral load is very low. What are some holistic things she could do to keep it low?

No alcohol. Avoid any alcohol and avoid getting coinfected with hiv. The immune system works to control the virus so avoiding stress, eating healthy and no tobacco or any drugs may also help. Low viral loads should help lead to higher cure rates with antiviral treatment when she is ready. Low viral load does not predict slower rate of scarring (fibrosis). Read more...