I am 25 and I was recently diagnosed with Hep C genotype 1. I didnt have any symptoms and my doctor decided to test me for it cause i was from Europe. And my secondary test showed that i have the genotype 1 which is most common in US. Nothing makes sense to me now. I have never had any tatoos done or blood transfusions not even any small surgeries and of course never used any drugs. I have been in the US for a relatively short period of time ( about 5 years) and I am married. My husband got tested right after I was tested positive and thank God he doesn't have it. From what I understand it is not transmitted sexually anyways. So how did I get it? Recently after I found out I had it I started feeling symptoms like joint/bone pain and mild UTI symptoms too. My viral load is 89 000 and from what I've read its considered very low. My husband is away for an other few months now so I moved to a different state to stay with my friend till he gets back. My point is that my doctor says there is no rush for me to get the biopsy done and I should wait till I move back. I don't know if he is just saying it so he will remain my doctor? Should I look for a different doctor close by and get the biopsy done as soon as possible? Is there anything else I should be aware of?
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