I am a 1a genotype, and I've had pretty good liver function for the last ten years or so, though some lowered functions and scarring before that. I sometimes suspect that although my liver function tests have been good for that time I am still not fully healthy...dental problems and digestive problems galore, plus psoriasis make me think my liver is really not running all that well. My GP doesn't credit it, but then for all his good intentions he really doesn't know much about it. Seems dental problems are a big factor with Hep C from what I've been reading lately.
Last test two years ago was 1.4 million virus though so its obviously under control to some degree. I have been extremely careful health wise for a long time now though. New tests coming next week so we'll see.
Anyway at least I was able to avoid the Interferon era, and now I am keen to say goodbye to this virus. I can handle rude specialists as long as they give me what I want but i'd love to find a really sympathetic one. It's great to know there's so much expertise and support online though.