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Welcome to the Hep Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people who have Hepatitis B, C or a co-infection, their friends and family and others with questions about hepatitis and liver health. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Started Harvoni 3/12/15
« Last post by Sailor on February 28, 2021, 01:06:39 am »
Now it is 2/21 and I rarely think about hep c.  It is a thing of the past.

I got my covid vaccine 2nd shot 3 weeks ago.  Life moves from one drama to another.
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Mavyret Post Treatment pain
« Last post by Lynn K on February 24, 2021, 02:53:48 am »
Hi jeremy

People with liver disease should avoid any medications not approved by their doctor. Everything you ingest is something your liver needs to proseas you clean out of your system. Especially true for intoxicants. Also there is no over site or standardization of these products. So there’s no way of knowing about what possible possibly dangerous ingredients may be in the mixture.
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Mavyret Post Treatment pain
« Last post by jeremy4NZ on February 24, 2021, 02:05:24 am »
Some people say that such things like kratom and magic mushrooms can help with joint pain. Do you think is it worth it?
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on February 08, 2021, 09:20:52 pm »
Looking good fingers crossed
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by PaulG on February 08, 2021, 07:59:37 pm »
People with hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV coinfection are at a much higher risk of death when compared with people who have only one or even two of these viruses, researchers reported in a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

Around the world, hep B, hep C and HIV affect millions of people. Each virus is independently linked to higher mortality. With shared transmission routes and increased susceptibility to other infections, two or three of the viruses may occur together, a phenomenon known as coinfection.

Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Recent Bloodwork Results Seem Good
« Last post by northfork on January 19, 2021, 12:44:19 pm »
Hello Lukey, I too was finally cured with Vosevi before it was approved. I was in the Polaris 1 study. Polaris is my favorite star for good reason.

 This whole thing with Covid perhaps resonates differently with those of us who battled and are battling Hep C. We may have more respect for viruses than a lot of people and we may be more resilient in the face of the limitations imposed by this contagion. At least, that is my hope for us all. Best wishes.
Despite strong evidence that people who use drugs or are unstably housed can successfully complete hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment if given proper support, such individuals who are living with both HIV and HCV are still less likely to receive treatment for the latter virus.

That’s the key finding from a study conducted at the University of California, San Diego, in which researchers analyzed factors associated with whether people with HIV and HCV coinfection had received a referral for direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hep C.

On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by PaulG on January 17, 2021, 12:26:53 am »
I do have more faith in this one, with the 8 week Harvoni treatment  I was approved for 12 weeks but doctor thought 8 week . Long story but wasn't  a happy camper and thought the doctor was more into seeing if the  8 week would work and not what was best for me. I'll beat it this time
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on January 16, 2021, 11:58:13 pm »
Ok yeah guess that would make you a non responder then

Well the newest treatments are even more effective than the earlier ones so best of luck and kick the dragons butt this time
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