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difference between genotype 2 a and b ?

I had my initial blood work done while overseas and all I know is I am genotype 2. Is there much or any real difference between 2a and 2b ? Does anyone know or does it matter?
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From the janis website:

2a - is the most common genotype 2 in Japan and China.
2b - is the most common genotype 2 in the US and Northern Europe
One way to understand the terminology of HCV like
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Hello fellow 2..  I am 2a and 2b.  Have no idea where I picked it up but obviously from someone that traveled... ha.
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I'm 2a with a Jack Russel!  2 is better than 1 usually.
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Thanks for the clarification.  I love Jack Russels but now all I have is an orphaned hawk, and no body really owns her.
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Hi I am a genotype 2 also and have no idea if I am a or b. I had my test done at Quest here in the states.
Do you know your viral load and your liver enzyme levels?
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I asked my doc if I was a 2a or 2b.  She said it really made no difference as to sx or tx, that "2 is 2."  Apparently for all practical purposes they're the same.
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