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Author Topic: To Peg or not to Peg?  (Read 7091 times)

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Offline tkflex36

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To Peg or not to Peg?
« on: October 29, 2014, 11:00:55 am »
So I guess this title sounds really crazy but hopefully everyone will understand and I can get some good feedback. First a bit of background, I'm 33 have had hep c for at least 15 years and am TX naive. I've wanted TX for a while but was told to wait for the better meds, well the better meds are here. My biopsy about 5 years ago showed stage 1, bloodtest done last week showed F3 according to fibrosure test. VL was 51,000 but activity score was .77 or very active. I am a genotype 3A with the IL28b-CC variant. I'm told they want to treat me with the S/R combo for 24 weeks, but knowing I am a CC I was wondering if 12 weeks of S/R/Peg would give me a better shot at a cure, beings that CC's have a better response to peg, and looks like from what I have read that being a CC is not much of a help with the New meds. I go to my GI specialist tomorrow afternoon and would really like to nail down a course of TX. I had a ultrasound today that I don't yet know the results of. Idk I'm just really freaked out about the bloodtest results I got last week ALT of 150 AST OF 120, most everything else within range. I would really like to hear others experience especially if they are a geno 3 with CC. Besides the hepC I am in really good health, not over weight, quit smoking, not engaged in any risk taking behavior. Thank you in advance for any feedback!
Geno 3A, dx in 2001, 34 years old
Pre tx labs 12/21/15
VL 507,000
ALT 96
AST 136
Started trial of sovaldi and velpatasvir on 1/6/16
Week one blood work 1/13/16
VL  <15 detected
Week 4-2/3/16...VL-UNDETECTED
*don't stop fighting til the dragon is dead*


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