About Me: Female, 62, Wappingers Falls, NY, member since Sep 2008
By accident after routine blood test I was found to have an abnormal RF, that lead to other blood tests that revealed I had Chronic HCV confirmed by liver biopsy and co-infedcted with HBV which I contracted as a teenager, but HBV was not considered chronic, I had low vi
[More]ral load from the HBV. Two years ago I was treated for the HCV with Interferon and Ribavirin, I did the treatment for 12 weeks and had to stop treatment, I could not handle the side affects, but because I was a genotype 2 which is most treatable for the HCV, I lucked out and remain undectable after two years, and the viral load for the HBV also remains undectable, Because I am HBsAB negative I will test every 2 years to see if I ever get immune to the virus, and remain an inactive carrier for HBV with follow up every 6 months with AFP test and liver chemistry tests.
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