It has been about 2.5 months since my exposure to HCV, and I just found out my viral load is 878 IU/mL, or 2.94 log, and my Genotype is 3a. I am a 28 year old female of European decent (I say this because apparently being young, female, and not African American are all factors that increase your chances for spontaneous clearance) and I have been living extremely healthy since I tested positive a month ago, taking immune boosters and liver supplements and eating a plant based diet and exercising. I have always been pretty healthy in terms of diet and exercise, and I have never been a big drinker. My only vice is I'm a smoker. I was exposed from briefly dating someone with the virus who I caught shooting up. Until then, I had no knowledge of his drug use and he still hasn't disclosed to me that he has hep C, but I'm drawing my own conclusions because he was an IDU and here we are with me having it. So I think I was exposed sexually, but he had some oral surgery while we were dating and I kissed him and remember tasting blood, so it could have been from that. I just don't know.
Anyway, I started having symptoms (vomiting, extreme fatigue) about a month after my exposure and then got tested for the virus after I went to the doctor for my symptoms and found out that my ALT levels were over 1500. About a week after I tested positive (didn't get tested for my viral load or genotype then, just found out I had the HCV RNA in my blood), I developed jaundice that lasted for about 2 weeks. All in all, I was very sick (dark urine, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, extreme fatigue) for about 3.5 weeks. Then my symptoms started to subside, my appetite and coloring came back, and now I feel fine. Last week I got tested to find out my viral load and genotype, and from what I have read online, my viral load is very low and my genotype is one of the hardest to treat now, but some studies have suggested that people with genotype 3 have a higher rate of spontaneous clearance. So that is what I'm hoping for. I was referred to a hepatologist 6 weeks ago and they just called me today and gave me an appointment for the end of the month. They want me to get my viral load tested again in 2 weeks, so I guess I'll find out more then, but my question is, with my viral load being so low, could I possibly be one of the lucky few who experiences spontaneous clearance? That is what I'm hoping and praying for, and I just want to talk to someone who knows something. Please give me advice.