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Author Topic: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete  (Read 12722 times)

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Offline Maddawg46

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12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« on: April 24, 2015, 01:45:09 am »
Blood test from Monday showed no trace of the virus.  Looks like I'm cured.  But they will run another viral load test in October to make sure it's over.  If one virus survived it will start replicating again and the load would be high in October.
Anybody here completed their Harvoni and been tested six months out?
I'm kinda jazzed, but October is a long way off.  They still want me getting ultrasounds on my liver every six months
It's a battle.  Your at war.  Better get tough.  The virus is, so you better get the warrior mentality

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 02:28:35 am »
Just thinking as Harvoni was only approved on October 10th that a patient who started on a 12 week course on that day (which I don't think was even possible) would just have gotten to 12 weeks post at the end of March.

The reports should start streaming in soon as we are just getting there now. Some of the 8 week treaters have been reporting in but I don't think there are as many of them.

Congrats on making EOT and undetected hope you make it to SVR forever!
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 Bituman

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 08:16:50 am »
I'm kinda jazzed, but October is a long way off.  They still want me getting ultrasounds on my liver every six months

Congrats Maddawg on your successful completion of treatment!  That rocks!  I'm right behind you.  I finish 12 weeks one week from today.  Why are you being recommended to get an ultrasound treatment every six months?  That seems somewhat frequent, if not excessive.  I will be seeing my hepatologist next week and have many similar questions, so I'm curious about that testing.  Thanks and all the best. 

Bob
Age = 59, male, infected likely 1975
DX 07/07 GT 1a
Biopsy 2007:  GR 1, stage 0, HAI = 2/18
Since 2007:  1.48 MM < VL < 11 MM, avg = 5.64 MM
IL28B=CT
1/26/15, AST=43, ALT=55, VL=3.59 MM
2/5 Start Harvoni 12 weeks; Treat naive
2/20 AST=29, ALT=24, VL=59
3/6 AST=29, ALT=25, VL<15
3/19 AST=24, ALT=22, VL=undet
4/3 AST=29, ALT=25, VL=undet
4/30 EOT, AST=22, ALT=20, VL=undet
5/29 EOT+4, AST=20, ALT=19, VL=undet SVR
7/24 EOT+12, AST=23, ALT=18, VL=undet SVR
10/16 EOT+24, AST=22, ALT=17, VL=undet SVR

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 08:23:35 am »
My liver guy wants me to have 6 monthly U/S. Checking for HCC and other nasties he says. Get it early, if it's there.
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
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Offline Maddawg46

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 10:28:07 am »
Reason is that I have had fatty tuners show up in the past that were benign.  Guess you can still get liver cancer.  If they want that, then I it's ok to me.
It's a battle.  Your at war.  Better get tough.  The virus is, so you better get the warrior mentality

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 12:59:59 pm »
I also will also continue to be monitored with 6 month blood work as before to include the AFP blood test and abdominal ultrasounds for HCC. Also as I have a history of grade 3 esophageal varicies I will have annual upper endoscopies to monitor for the recurrence in any varicies. Even if my hep c is gone I will still have cirrhosis.
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 davidsconfused

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 02:01:07 pm »
Congrats Maddawg on your successful completion of treatment!  That rocks!  I'm right behind you.  I finish 12 weeks one week from today.  Why are you being recommended to get an ultrasound treatment every six months?  That seems somewhat frequent, if not excessive.  I will be seeing my hepatologist next week and have many similar questions, so I'm curious about that testing.  Thanks and all the best. 

Bob

You're one day behind me. My last pill is next Thursday and I get my EOT blood test next Friday.  :D

Offline Ledoc01

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 02:24:22 pm »
Good deal Maddawg;

I'd put my $ on the "you got it beat" horse.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2015, 06:29:31 pm »
TEN HARVONI TO GO!

Oops was I shouting  :)
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 atomic dog

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Re: 12 weeks- Harvoni treatment complete
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 06:52:27 pm »
16 more of those orange pills, for me, and I just got the results of my most recent HCV RNA test: undetected! Hurrah! At last. Hope it sticks.
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

 


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