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Am I Infected? / Probably a stupid question
« Last post by Aj1987 on Today at 12:28:43 pm »
Heya sorry to bug here

Is there a risk if there was small amounts of blood on a commonly touched object such as a doorhandle , Tap etc and the person didn’t wash their hands after touching this ?

Thanks
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Harvoni non-responders on Mavyret?
« Last post by LindaBalz on Today at 09:10:40 am »
I do think a lot of it IS getting old. Our bodies are breaking down. All we can do is try to improve our quality of life, if we can, by doing healthier stuff then we did when we were young.

my 2 cents,
Linda
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What I am afraid of is the GPs who are not sending HCV infected individuals who are less affluent up the chain of treatment.

With a judge in Texas ruling that "affordable health care" is unconstitutional, I think it won't be long until this right wing madness spreads north of the border again: Where access to health care is a long standing and well understood constitutional responsibility.

Right.. I hear you..   All Im saying is that, while your fear may be sell founded, i dont see evidence of it in any metric used in the study.. I dont even think it was well explained how they defined a PCP who 'didnt treat'..... In other words, did a PCP have to diagnose and then fail to escalate it up the treatment ladder  as you suggest in order to be included in the 'failure to treat' metric, or do they include  PCPs who didnt treat on their own, but did do a referral to a specialist who then treated.. If its the latter, the study results would be meaningless and the conclusion misleading.
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I had a physical a year before I was diagnosed and my liver enzymes were normal as was my discharge from the Army physical the year before that.

I assuming I was infected for 12 years when I was diagnosed after I donating blood and coincidentally had a work physical at the same time that showed elevated liver enzymes and my blood donation per the blood bank were positive for hep C antibodies.

Back then (1990) there was no HCV RNA testing available but with elevated liver enzymes and positive for hep c antibodies it was assumed.
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Mavyret Tx., Treating the relapse
« Last post by Mugwump on Yesterday at 12:24:10 pm »
Slats,

Sometimes, as my husband tells me, its not good to do too much research, bc he knows I am gonna think I have what is says could be a problem, bit of a hypochondriac that I am.

How are u? 5 weeks to go 4 me!


LB
Linda it seems that like everything in life the aftermath of HCV is a crap shoot. I try not to buy too much trouble myself because having a dark cloud over me all the time messes with my fishing trips too much!!! :o :o ;)
Slats; I found that daily whole body stretching exercises really helped during and especially right after treatment. The ancient Chinese are on to something with ti chi. There is a very good reason why you see Chinese seniors doing it all the time. 8)
If I don't do daily stretch exercises I cannot play classical guitar for more than a few minutes these days. And I am only 66 years old! 
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I initially was diagnosed for antibodies by my PCP.  He referred me to a Gastro who ordered the RNA test and made the diagnosis.. I eventually got treated by a Hepatologist.

I think most diagnoses follow a chronology like mine, ie, a PCP notices elevated liver function tests at an annual physical, orders the antibody tests, and if positive, refers to a specialist who treats.  Would  a diagnostic/treatment path such as this be categorized as another PCP who failed to treat?  Could situations like mine have skewed the results?
What I am afraid of is the GPs who are not sending HCV infected individuals who are less affluent up the chain of treatment.

With a judge in Texas ruling that "affordable health care" is unconstitutional, I think it won't be long until this right wing madness spreads north of the border again: Where access to health care is a long standing and well understood constitutional responsibility. 
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Gilead Sciences’ Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) is safe and highly effective for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among those on dialysis.

Presenting their findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco, researchers enrolled 59 people with HCV in a study of 12 weeks of Epclusa treatment. The participants were enrolled at 21 sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

Read more...
https://www.hepmag.com/article/dialysis-epclusa-option-hepatitis-c-treatment
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I initially was diagnosed for antibodies by my PCP.  He referred me to a Gastro who ordered the RNA test and made the diagnosis.. I eventually got treated by a Hepatologist.

I think most diagnoses follow a chronology like mine, ie, a PCP notices elevated liver function tests at an annual physical, orders the antibody tests, and if positive, refers to a specialist who treats.  Would  a diagnostic/treatment path such as this be categorized as another PCP who failed to treat?  Could situations like mine have skewed the results?
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Mavyret Tx., Treating the relapse
« Last post by slats1056 on December 16, 2018, 11:47:50 pm »
 Hello Everyone,

    Week seven down , nine to go! Started having some pretty bad joint pain the last two weeks. Went to Chiropractor and massage therapist Saturday. Helped a bit. Still feel like hammered shit thought. Having some blurry vision , think I need to go see the eye Dr. and get them checked. Feeling thick as a brick as well. Still not to bad overall. Still tired most of the time , too. I'll get back with details later.

                                       Tommy

 A FRIEND WILL CALM YOU DOWN WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY , BUT A BEST FRIEND WILL SKIP BESIDE YOU WITH A BASEBALL BAT SINGING "SOMEONES GONNA GET IT"
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Starting Mavyret Treatment Today
« Last post by slats1056 on December 16, 2018, 11:31:45 pm »
 Hey Linda,

   Keep on keepin' on , looking good. You are almost a short timer now! Being a technologically challenged old fart , I never have experienced social media. Maybe I should get a crash course from the kiddos! LOL!

                                                 Tommy

LORD, GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT STUPID PEOPLE THE WAY THEY ARE , COURAGE TO MAINTAIN MY SELF-CONTROL , AND WISDOM TO KNOW THAT IF I ACT ON IT , ....I WILL GO TO JAIL!
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