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Offline drummerman

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Is is possible...
« on: July 13, 2015, 10:18:46 pm »
to be barely detected at eot.  Say like a 30 count and then wind up clear on down the road.

I have always thought that if you could get you vl low enough then  your own system could keep it in check.

Thats why they say you will always have a few of hcv bugs in your system but your own body can keep it in check.

Is this possible.

Just wonderin'

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

Offline dragonslayer

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Re: Is is possible...
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 10:56:17 pm »
Its not just possible; it happens with some regularity.  It happened to me and many others.  Harvoni works by disabling viral replication.. Without replication, HCV dies.  So its possible the tests pick up the dead/disabled/impotent virions.. In time, theyre eliminated and the low detected becomes UNDetected.


Check out these two links for more info:

http://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=2108.msg12793#msg12793

http://hepatitiscnewdrugs.blogspot.com/2015/03/hcv-rna-does-not-always-mean-treatment.html
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 drummerman

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Re: Is is possible...
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 11:57:46 pm »
thanks DS,

very interesting.

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

 


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