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What is Viral Load?

What is Viral Load? by: Albrecht Ernst Your viral load is the amount of specific viruses that you have, in a given volume of your blood (usually 1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter). More precisely, it means that the amount of Hep C genetic material found in your blood corresponds to as many Hep C…

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What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B Fact sheet N°204 July 2012 Key facts Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. The virus is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. Two billion people worldwide have been infected with the virus and…

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What is Hepatitis D Virus?

What is Hepatitis D Virus? Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes hepatitis D or delta hepatitis. HDV is only found in people who carry the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HDV is transmitted through skin; tattooing or body piercing, sexually or through contact with infected blood or blood products. Chronic HBV carriers are at a risk for…

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What is HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)?

What is HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)? When we are infected with the Hepatitis C virus, our body will start to produce antibodies to try to destroy it. The majority of the time the antibodies will fail in trying to identify the Hepatitis C virus. HCV infection will then remain with us for a very long…

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Hepatitis C Survival on Inanimate Objects

Hepatitis C Survival on Inanimate Objects February 14, 2012 We usually think of Hepatitis C as a virus that is passed from person to person. However, most infections occur via an intermediary, inanimate object. Thus, determining the length of time Hepatitis C can survive outside the body is crucial to prevent transmission of this virus.…

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