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Author Topic: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.  (Read 6180 times)

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Offline 52TELE

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Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« on: July 08, 2015, 02:21:57 pm »
58 YO Male
Contracted HCV mid 70’s by nefarious means.
Genotype 1B
Diagnosed 2005
2,200,000 copies IU/mL
Treated 48 weeks Pegintron Alfa , Ribavirin and Procrit
Partial responder

Started Harvoni 04/02/15 for 12 weeks
3,000,000 copies IU/mL
ALT=132
AST=124
Day 24 PCR= <15 IU/mL
Week 12= Virus Not Detected
Minor fatigue , minor headaches.
AST=28
ALT=34
BCBSTX paid for every dime.

That's it Kids. It's gone. There is no way for us to screw this up. Just take your pills and let the science work. Sorry if this seems noninclusive , but I think to truly appreciate the science at work here you have to have failed with the standard of care that was available in the past. Good luck to all and I sincerely hope it goes as well for you as it did for me.

Offline Redbird29

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 02:38:07 pm »
Congrats to you 52TELE!!!!! Wonderful news to hear and wishing you all the very best on the rest of your life!!!!
Infected - late 70's /early 80's
GT - 1a

Fibrosure 1/2015 - F1-2
TX Naive - Harvoni 8 wks

SOT 6/25/15  VL - 468,000        AST-44  ALT-56       
EOT  8/19/15  VL-  Not Detected AST-21  ALT-30
1 YEAR POST TX - UNDETECTED AST 20 ALT 22
2 YEAR POST TX - UNDETECTED AST 15 ALT 18

Offline dragonslayer

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 04:20:38 pm »
52Tele, 

just in case youre still hanging around, dont forget to get your  12wk post treatment test done to check for SVR!
Paul

DX 2008
Started Harvoni 11/26/14 for 8 wks
Completed 8 wks Harvoni 01/20/15
EOT RNA Quant result:  Detected 29
7.5 wk post tx: Detected < LLOQ(12)
11 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR12
24 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR24; AST 26; ALT 22; ALP 73
48 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR48; AST 18; ALT 18; ALP 70
GT 1a
vl 2.4mil
2008 bpx: Stage&Grade 0
2013 bpx: Stage&Grade: 0-1
IL28B: TT
likely infected early '70s

Offline Mr. Bob

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 05:30:11 pm »
congratulations  I should have said.......... sorry
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 06:27:41 pm by Mr. Bob »

Offline 52TELE

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 06:23:23 pm »
Cynicism.How funny.

Offline dragonslayer

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 06:28:09 pm »
Well, as you know, the EOT test just like on treatment testing isnt all that predictive of SVR, aside from the fact that odds are the vast majority of folks taking Harvoni will clear..Still, its the 4 wk and 12 wk post treatment tests which correlate the best with SVR.  Relapse is extremely rare after the 12 wk post treatment test which carries a 99.8% predictive value relative to SVR; rarer, indeed, than relapse after the EOT test!  So, make sure and get that test!
Paul

DX 2008
Started Harvoni 11/26/14 for 8 wks
Completed 8 wks Harvoni 01/20/15
EOT RNA Quant result:  Detected 29
7.5 wk post tx: Detected < LLOQ(12)
11 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR12
24 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR24; AST 26; ALT 22; ALP 73
48 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR48; AST 18; ALT 18; ALP 70
GT 1a
vl 2.4mil
2008 bpx: Stage&Grade 0
2013 bpx: Stage&Grade: 0-1
IL28B: TT
likely infected early '70s

Offline Jeanette

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 05:10:01 pm »
Congratulations!  I was trying to think of a way to say, in my signature, that I have no idea how i contracted HepC. Basically, it's anyone's best guess, pick a number from the hat type thing. "nefarious means" made me smile, and for that i thank you :)
Jeanette

Offline 52TELE

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 06:10:45 pm »
Jeanette , the ONLY good thing about getting old-ish is that you stop caring what other people think.

Offline Be Free

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Re: Harvoni and I are finished , Thank you.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 09:09:49 pm »
Congrats 52tele!!!

 


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