What is meant if you hep c test is positive but they sai the viral load is nondetectable?

Depends. It could be a false positive hepatitis c antibody which can be seen in women and patients with rheumatologic conditions. Or, the person could have had hepatitis c, but cleared the virus.
Mild asymptomatic . If there is no viral load then there has been exposure to hep c in the past, but it has not produced active inflammation of the liver with multiplication, and will probably not require therapy or create major problems.

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Can you have a negative hep c antibody screen blood test but a positive viral load test?

Possible. It is possible, though not common, to have the results you described. It would be prudent to consult an infectious disease specialist as hepatitis C is now curable in most cases. Read more...

Is it safe to stay on Suboxone after being diagnosed with hep c? So far no lft abnormalities, but HCV antibody positive. Pending PCR and viral load

Yes! It is very safe--in fact, i would insist one of my patients stay on the suboxone especially if they were going to go through the interfuron therapy. It is bad enough trying to go off suboxone without having hepatitis or being on the interfuron! just make sure your doctor keeps up with your lft's. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. It is safe to stay on suboxone with new diagnosis of hepatitis c. Most patients will stay on suboxone during treatment of hepatitis c. The key is closed monitor of your liver functions. Read more...

How concerning is a viral load of 57, 000 if you have hep c?

Good prognosis. That is a relatively low viral load for hepatitis c (if you are not on therapy). It indicates you are more likely to get rid of the virus with current antiviral therapies available. Read more...

I was wondering is a viral load of 8 million bad with hep c?

No. A hepatitis c viral load level does not indicate how much liver scarring someone has. And, with new treatment for hepatitis C, cure rates are the same no matter how high the viral load is. The important thing is to find a health provider who can help you on the path to cure. . Read more...

I was told I have hep-c but I have no viral load do I have it?

No... Chronic hepatitis c is defined by presence of the RNA virus in the blood. If the quantitative or qualitative hcv RNA test is negative then you do not have chronic hepatitis c. Read more...
Not clearly. It depends on how they diagnosed hepatitis c. There can be false positive hcv ab tests in which case you will have no viral load. They can do a test called a riba to check further. The other possibility is the rare situation of clearing the virus on your own without treatment. Either way, without the virus in your blood your risk is extremely low. Read more...

I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

Not sure. I'm not sure. In people with hepatitis c we check hcv RNA (hepatitis c viral load). There's also a hepatitis b viral load (hbv dna)' but that has nothing to do with hepatitis c. Make sure you don't have both infections. Read more...

Hep c posititive. Undtectable viral load for eleven years. Why not treat? Can I get sick later?

Hepatitis C gone. You have cleared the hepatitis c. Why would you need treatment if you have cleared it without treatment? Your hepatitis c is done. You recovered. You are one of the lucky ones. Read more...
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. Read more...

Is a viral load of 8590 iu/ml high low the hep c log value was 3.93?

Not very high. The log value of 3.93 is another way of expressing 8, 590. It stands for 10 to the 3.93 power. !0 to the 3rd power is 1, 000, 10 to the 4th 10, 000, etc. With hep c we frequently see log values of well over 6 or 7 (1, 000, 000-10, 000, 000) copies so in comparison 8, 590 is low. It still is too much however, and you should talk with your physician about the many treatments which are now available. Read more...
Depends on context. If this viral load is after starting treatment for hepatitis c, it could be considered high. If it is without any anti-hepatitis c treatment, then it is a very low value. In that case, it would be easier to treat once ready. I would wonder about acute hepatitis c and if this reflects the body begining to clear the hepatitis c. 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...