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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
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by PaulG on January 16, 2021, 01:21:55 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Yes I was treated with 8 weeks of Harvoni and never got to undetectable, so not sure I'd call it relapse lol. First day day on Vosevi and no side effects at all, hope this continues this way. Take care be safe
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on January 16, 2021, 05:24:48 am »
Ok just read your old posts I see you were around back a few years ago and relapsed after treating with Harvoni

Best of luck on this your round two of your fight against the dragon
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on January 16, 2021, 05:18:15 am »
Hi Paul it’s been kinda quiet around here since the new meds became available starting in 2014 and so many of us are now cured. I treated with Harvoni. Hopefully someone will chime in who did treat with Vosevi. You could try searching the forum for posts about Vosevi so see what others experienced.

But anyway just wanted to bid you welcome and best of luck on your journey
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Vosevi
« Last post by PaulG on January 15, 2021, 01:47:10 pm »
 Just started treatment today using Vosevi who else has used Vosevi
Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Recent Bloodwork Results Seem Good
« Last post by Mugwump on January 12, 2021, 05:28:35 am »
Great to hear your blood work is fine Lukey. Your relapse was a real bummer seeing that we were in the same class of early harvoni treatment.

Because I still work now and then in seniors care cooking I have had my first shot of covid vaccine. But here in BC they are delaying the second shot so that more essential workers and seniors can get vaccinated first.

We are lucky that here: at least in Victoria BC, we have not seen the serious killer outbreaks in seniors care homes as yet...TOUCH WOOD!

I do hope more of the crowd check in and chime in and post how they are doing!

I just finished an update to my brothers web site, https://www.chrisluthier.ca that I write and administer. I did a video of him building guitars that is on the first page, that was a huge learning curve in my computer audio and video skills but was well worth the time and effort.

Unfortunately Covid 19 has killed any hope of getting his business off the ground effectively this year, largely because the music stores, (our potential clients) and especially performing musicians are not buying instruments because of Covid, so things are really depressing in that regard.

I do find that keeping mentally active and physically when possible is still the ticket and perhaps for those of us who survived HCV is the best route to staying healthy regardless of how depressed Covid makes us feel!

Stay healthy and all the best LYNN, LUKEY and everyone!
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