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EOT viral load detected...help!
Can anyone help me with these results? These were taken on the last day of my treatment with one Harvoni pill left. I know the viral load is low but because it’s detected does that mean I have to start treatment again?
Hello Marszab, and welcome to the forum. Please don't automatically assume that your treatment failed because of this, when treated with the new DAA meds (such as Harvoni), having low-level detectable HCV RNA at the end of treatment does not preclude cure. Please read the conclusion of this study for instance www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4834854/
To know the correct result of your treatment, you have to take the test 12 weeks after finishing treatment.
Also even if treatment fails the first time around (happens 5-10% of patients), re-treatment is entirely possible and very successful (different medications are used).