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Author Topic: Greetings from Italy  (Read 6537 times)

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Offline Lou66

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Greetings from Italy
« on: August 23, 2015, 10:44:58 am »
Hello, I always read your posts, about new treatment and side effects, now I start with Harvoni for 24 weeks no Riba.
Here, in Italy , the new therapy ( Harvoni and Veikira pak) arrived only one month ago, and there are many problem for approve the therapy by  public health care ( no money).
I fought for this, many people are waiting invane from many months for the first therapy sovaldi+ riba and sovaldi+ simeprevir....
I hope for my therapy and i think Harvoni is the right side for my hcv f4.
Sorry for my english and Ciao a tutti.
Hcv since 1986
2003 peg inf.+ riba nullrespond.
Genotype 1a
Fibroscan 18,1  F4
Viral load 3800000
Start Harvoni 24 weeks 24 aug. 2015

Offline drummerman

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Re: Greetings from Italy
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 01:39:20 pm »
buongiorno Lou!

and welcome to this forum.  Lots of good people here with lots of information!

It is hard to get approved for these drugs here (U.S.) as well.  Took me a month of phone calls and I have what is considered "good insurance" that I have paid into for years.

Good luck and Ciao to you!

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 KimInTheForest

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Re: Greetings from Italy
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 02:28:13 pm »
Welcome to the forums Lou, and to the Harvoni journey! That is great that you got set up with 24 weeks of Harvoni. Good luck on your journey, and keep us posted on your progress!

Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Greetings from Italy
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 04:15:53 pm »
Buon pomeriggio, Luigi --

Thank you for joining this community. Your English is much better than my Italian. I'm glad the wonderful new therapies are now available in Italy.

I'm F4 also and have been taking Harvoni for more than six weeks already. It will probably cure us both. I hope it as easy on you as it has been on me, but if not, coraggio!


Collettore di Moscerini (gnatcatcher)
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Greetings from Italy
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 07:45:49 pm »
Hi Lou! All the very best for treatment. In bocca al lupo!
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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