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Author Topic: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan  (Read 11374 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« on: February 25, 2015, 12:38:54 pm »
People who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) + advanced liver fibrosis or cirrhosis and are cured of the virus are just as likely to experience a normal lifespan than people who were never infected.

These results come from a retrospective JAMA study among people who started treatment between 1993 and 2003. Wonder how new treatments will size up... 

For more info: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/life_expectancy_2501_26464.shtml

Offline charly8

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 03:43:38 pm »
Now that is what I want to hear!

Here is hoping to be cured soon.
1a, VL  1.05 Mil, ALT 47
Fibrosure F3 December 2014
Fibroscan F0-F1 March 2015
1995 INT & RYB -non-responder
2007 PEGIN & RYB 72 weeks tx - partial responder relapsed
1/23/15 Started Harvoni 12 weeks, EOT 4/17
2 week blood work -  <15 Und. (ALT 25)
4 week blood work - <15 Und. (ALT 29)
2/20/15 added RYB (4 weeks into 12 of tx)
8 week blood work - <15 Und. (ALT 23)
(EOT) 12 week blood work - <15 Und.
4wk POST tx VL - Und. (ALT16, AST 17)

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 03:14:39 am »
Guess I will need to take better care of myself then :)
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Maddawg46

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 10:18:26 pm »
Remember, your liver is the only organ that can heal itself and regenerate.  If you stop the Cirrosis and clear the virus, your liver should eventually repair itself.  And remember:  ALCOHOL IS LIKE GASSOLENE ON A FIRE.  Help your liver out!
It's a battle.  Your at war.  Better get tough.  The virus is, so you better get the warrior mentality

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 04:00:59 pm »
That is really good news, I'm getting my fishing boat ready! Yeah!
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline sawsome

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 10:47:27 am »
Things looking up some will be back in the USA in 8 weeks the doctors will file app for Harvoni Im stage 4 so its still a long fight from here but its a great start to what has been done here in Australia. I was stage 1 3 yrs ago and no treatments given. Get that boat ready Bubba here we goooo!!!!
 8)

Offline Debula

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 11:49:09 am »
I am really really glad to hear this!!
My doctor told me that my liver will not likely repair itself when I asked this question
but the Hep C cure will stop any further damage hopefully.
Can I get on the boat too? 8)
80's DX: NonA,B
Non responder to Interferon
3/6/2015-GT 1a
VL-1920000 IU/mL
FibroSURE: Fibrosis stage F4 (0.79)
                  Necroinflammat activity A3 Severe (0.75)
AST 88,  ALT 120, Platelets 73
4/16/2015-Started Harvoni (24 weeks)
5/13/2015-4 weeks AST 26, ALT 36 
5/22/2015-5 weeks  VL UND
6/17/2015-9 weeks  VL UND AST 28 ALT 40
7/31/2015-15 weeks VL UND AST 27 ALT 39
9/22 Diagnosed with HCC
10/1-EOT
10/29-SVR4
12/23-SVR12
I AM HEPC FREE! :)

Offline atomic dog

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 10:06:02 pm »
I am really really glad to hear this!!
My doctor told me that my liver will not likely repair itself when I asked this question
but the Hep C cure will stop any further damage hopefully.
Can I get on the boat too? 8)

There's a National Institutes of Health study cited on a Virginia veterans site that I ran into that states there can be restorative healing up to a point depending on the level of damage. I have a theory that the increased appetite and weight gain a lot of us experiencing is linked to our livers requiring more energy to start that healing once Harvoni knocks down the virus. Please prove me wrong if you can.
Infected 1969, dirty needle
Geno 1a
Stage 2 fib, some necrosis
TX naive
1/29/15 ALT61; AST43
2/16/15 Started Harvoni; VL 1.5 m;
2/19/15 ALT40; AST24
2/29/15 ALT29; AST25
3/9/15 ALT28; AST25; 
3/9/15 < 20 IU/mL (3 wks) HCV RNA remains 'detected'
3/24/15 ALT30; AST25;
3/24/15 <20 IU/mL (5 wks) HCV RNA
4/10/15 <20 IU/ml (7 weeks) HCV RNA
4/20/15 ALT36; AST27
4/20/15 UND
5/11/15 UND (EOT); ALT33; AST25
6/11/15 UND; ALT 34; AST 29
8/14/15 UND
11/15/15 SVR, 24-wk EOT

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hepatitis C Cure = Normal Lifespan
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 10:11:38 pm »
Curious about what the study would say for someone who was diagnosed with cirrhosis for several years who has portal hypertension.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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