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Author Topic: First VL Results  (Read 10021 times)

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Offline susanb

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First VL Results
« on: April 24, 2015, 05:19:33 pm »
So I just heard from my doc that after being on Harvoni for 4 weeks, my viral load county went from 5.2 mil to 36. Which is significant but I was hoping for the undetectable VL count.

Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what was the follow protocol?

Offline Mike

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Re: First VL Results
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 05:39:34 pm »
Don't worry about the 4 week VL - it does not correlate with final outcome (plus those are great numbers!).

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline susanb

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Re: First VL Results
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 06:03:12 pm »
Yippee!! Thanks for your input, Mike. It's a bit of a nerve racking situation waiting for the first results but I am encouraged by what you've written and what others have to say. My doc says we'll probably take another VL in a month but for now.....looks like I'm on my way  :)

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Re: First VL Results
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 06:08:04 pm »
Yipee is right. Those are fabulous results.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline susanb

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Re: First VL Results
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 07:32:34 pm »
Thanks Lucinda!

Offline Makena

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Re: First VL Results
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 02:26:07 pm »
Congratulations!  :), I go for my first BW on the 15th of May, I will be a nervous wreck!  Wow what a ride.  Keep on posting this is so very helpful. 

Offline susanb

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Re: First VL Results
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 04:47:31 pm »
Will do Makena - and I send you good luck for best results on your first test!!


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