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Author Topic: Very Few Patients With HCV Make it to Treatment  (Read 7122 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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Very Few Patients With HCV Make it to Treatment
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:02:30 pm »
The U.S. health care system is apparently failing to keep people diagnosed with hepatitis C in medical care, or to ultimately treat them for the virus.

A recent study in Philadelphia found that just 27 percent of the hep C-positive population made it into medical care and only 15 percent ended up getting treatment. So, why are so many people falling out of the system?

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/care_continuum_failures_2501_26668.shtml

Offline petra

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Re: Very Few Patients With HCV Make it to Treatment
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 04:23:03 pm »
Probably part of the reason is that most people with hep c would rather not deal with what I would rather not deal with... the attitude that society has towards victims of Hepatitis C... most would not consider us victims.
The irony is that relatively modern medical practice has been the biggest facilitator in spreading the disease.
User Name: petra
Gender: female
Height: 5' 7" Weight: 118
Diagnosed: June 2014
Infected: unsure of when
geno type: 2
Biopsy Score:no fibro scan or biopsy
Pre treatment: 3.5 million vl, other blood work normal
TX start date: October 17, 2014
Treatment Protocol: 12 weeks of 400mg of Sovaldi and 800 mg of Ribavirin per day
Side Effects: fatigue, itchiness.

Viral load:
3.5 million at start of treatment
18 at 4 weeks
undetected at 6, 8, and 12 weeks.
SVR at 12 weeks after treatment

 


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