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EOT viral load detected...help! 4 years 5 months ago #27882

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?
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EOT viral load detected...help! 4 years 5 months ago #27886

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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).
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Hello Marszab,

Don’t panic. Yes, being undetected is better but the vast majority of people still detected at the end of treatment will still SVR
YMMV
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