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I Just Tested Positive for Hepatitis C / Re: tested positive, first post
« Last post by Lynn K on September 10, 2021, 03:01:32 pm »
Great to hear from you! Hey man hakuna matata no worries the past is gone and behind you today is a gift what’s important is how you are today and every day after ;)

Now go forward and enjoy your hep C free life
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I Just Tested Positive for Hepatitis C / Re: tested positive, first post
« Last post by holy$h!T on September 10, 2021, 01:10:46 pm »
Hello to everyone viewing this forum, and thanks to Lynn, Kim, Mugwump, and all others who offered input during a difficult time.

On September 08, 2021 blood test results showed:
HCV RNA PCR Not Detected
ast 23
alt 15

ast/alt history from October 27, 2016 through September 08, 2021
ast  41   70   54   69   45  32  31   36   23
alt   35   67   57   71   42  19  19   17   15
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on September 01, 2021, 03:17:28 pm »
Hi gr8in Tx

I treated a total of 5 times. Three with the old interferon based regimens. I was a null responder to those no change in viral load.

When the new DAA’s were first approved I treated with Sovaldi and Olysio off label usage for 12 weeks but I was found to have relapsed 12 weeks after finishing treatment. Then Harvoni was approved in October 2014. My Dr prescribed me 24 weeks of Harvoni with Ribavirin. That was my last treatment I was finally cured.

Long way of saying if I can be cured I’m very confident you will be too. As Jack says please check back and let us know your 12 weeks post treatment results that’s the one for all the marbles!

Good luck!
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by jberlin on September 01, 2021, 02:45:45 pm »
Please update us at 3 months post this current treatment as to what we hope and predict will be undetectable! -jack
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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Immunodeficiency caused by cirrhosis
« Last post by Lynn K on August 19, 2021, 01:28:25 am »
In some regards yes we are immunocompromised but as far as qualifying for a covid booster  I messaged my hepatologist about this. So even though I’m 63 with cirrhosis for 13 years now and a mild heart valve problem they said I’m not considered immunocompromised by the standards of the fda for a covid booster. They are more talking about those who are severely immune compromised like those who have had an organ transplant and are getting immune suppress of drugs or those with HIV we’re not quite to that level.

They did say today that they’re looking at likely having everyone get Covid boosters eight months after they had their second shot so for me that would be the very beginning of December. And of course my doctor says to get my flu shot as early as possible every year so I’ll be doing that shortly.

And yeah there are a lot of studies out there about liver disease cirrhosis and Covid infection.

Best wishes to everybody stay safe out there
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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Immunodeficiency caused by cirrhosis
« Last post by Docroccin on August 15, 2021, 07:26:16 am »
There are a few reports. Have you googled?
This is how I understand it, but I am no expert.
Cirrhosis does not really immunocompromise - which is a reduction in B or T cells (antibodies) - but it does change the cofactors, mainly proteins, that are required for many metabolic processes such as clotting, iron transport, B12 transport and a myriad of others. So you might not recover as well, if infected.
Taking immunosuppressant medications, such as used to treat autoimmune hepatitis and other medical situations that may be related to decompensated cirrhosis,  can suppress antibodies, ie immunocompromise.
Better to get vaccinated and avoid getting the virus.
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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Immunodeficiency caused by cirrhosis
« Last post by I fightis thetitis on August 14, 2021, 06:48:22 am »
Does anyone know if those with cirrhosis are  immu compromised by Coronavirus?
I'm curious if there are any studies or reports of how the virus affects the liver.

Health to yall!
Greg
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by gr8inTx on July 28, 2021, 04:18:38 pm »
Hi from Texas.  I have 12 days left of vosevi.  i completed Mayvrett 2 years ago and relapsed.  Undetectable right now with the vosevi.  I have done pretty good with it other than the extreme fatigue...  i just push through and look at the light at the end of the tunnell.  God bless you all and good luck!!  #wedorecover
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by northfork on July 10, 2021, 11:25:58 pm »
Yes, I relapsed after 24 weeks on Harvoni, but Vosevi did the trick.

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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by PaulG on July 08, 2021, 12:08:55 am »
Thanks and should also say Vosevi was easy 12 weeks
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