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

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Camilla Graham
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Dr. Stephen Storfer
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Storfer
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