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Am I cured?

Dear Dr. Chung,

I have been off therapy for 2 years now and my latest PCR test shows that I am still undetectable <600 vicrons. Does this mean that I am cured, or should I follow up with a PCR test every year? Thanks in advance,


answer from Dr Chung:

The data strongly suggest that a sustained response is sustained indefinitely (>95% of cases) - so the longterm outlook for cure is excellent. I would suggest annual PCR for another 3 years, and then you could back off the interval thereafter. RC Ask our Experts All Questions