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Can you explain what high/low viral load means?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: It depends

Viral load is different for hepatitis b or hepatitis c.
For hepatitis c a high viral load is often considered greater than 800, 000 copies of virus. For hep b, some guidelines consider a high viral load greater than 2000 copies. Because under 2000 copies for hepatitis b, would often not receive treament.

In brief: It depends

Viral load is different for hepatitis b or hepatitis c.
For hepatitis c a high viral load is often considered greater than 800, 000 copies of virus. For hep b, some guidelines consider a high viral load greater than 2000 copies. Because under 2000 copies for hepatitis b, would often not receive treament.
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