We are receiving conflicting information as to whether to treat our
16 year old son with peg interferon/ribavirin. He was infected through a
blood transfusion at birth. He has type 1B. His viral load is greater than
1 million. His AST and ALT are normal. His liver biopsy said
consistent with mild chronic hepatitis C, Grade 1, no fibrosis seen. He is a senior in high school. Should we treat immediately? Could he wait till after high school? After college? We are so fearful.