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Author Topic: viekira pak did not work for me whats next  (Read 7352 times)

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Offline culotta

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viekira pak did not work for me whats next
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:18:56 am »
 viekira pak did not work last blood test showed virus, now what/

Offline dearprudence

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Re: viekira pak did not work for me whats next
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 10:18:40 am »
Hi Culotta and welcome,
I am so so sorry to hear this. I am in the waiting game for my 12 week svr from vpak and riba. I can't answer your question, but wanted to reply to tell you that there is alot of support here.
Maybe you can check the forums on new treatments coming down the line.
I hope someone else can help you with this question.
How long was your treatment and did you take ribavirin with the vpak?

Don't give up!!!
All the best to you, Prudence

Offline rainbowray

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Re: viekira pak did not work for me whats next
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 10:27:04 am »
To Culotta,
Are you Genotype 1b ?   I did 24 months Riba/Sovaldi and my Gen 1B is undetected after over 6 months after treatment. If you are 1a without cirrhosis, Harvoni is the ticket, even if you are 1B Harvoni is the way to go. Sovaldi is the main killer. I know insurance is not cooperative but don't stop pursuing.

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: viekira pak did not work for me whats next
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 09:51:00 am »
The post treatment results for geno 1 appear to be fairly similar for the two treatments currently available, with success rates ranging from 90 to pretty close to 100%. Each treatment has people for whom it has not worked, the reasons could be many, including RAVs.

It's useful to know what genotype you are, whether or not you had cirrhosis, length of treatment etc. With that sort of information people here with significant knowledge of treatments will be able to suggest something. Of course your first contact should be with your specialist/doctor.

Sorry to hear your news.
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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