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Author Topic: Harvoni  (Read 8343 times)

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Offline Richelieu

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Harvoni
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:44:07 pm »
Just started Harvoni two days ago. Not much off sides effect. If you're considered cured can you donate blood?

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 04:19:04 pm »
Welcome, Richelieu. Glad you've been free of sides. Once you're cured, you'll still always test positive for antibodies to Hep C. Unfortunately, the blood bank can't afford to do a Viral Load test to prove that you are cured, so your donation wouldn't be used. There are plenty of other ways you can do good things for others once this disease is behind you. Best wishes with the rest of your treatment.

Gnatty
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:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Richelieu

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 10:10:35 pm »
Thx for your answer but what I really want know is my blood is still infected? and if someone can get hep c .

Offline Scoutdoy

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 11:35:03 pm »
I just got my labs back today for 4 weeks...uggggg...still detected but she said it was less than 12...whatever that means


Scout
F/49yrs
Genotype 1a
infected 1987-tatoo/military?
Diagnosed 2007
Biopsy F-0
vl 13,900,000
AST 23
ALT 19
Harvoni Treatment 7/27/2015
4 week lab --<12 negative...AST 23 ALT 15
6 week lab -- Undetected.....AST 17 ALT 10
8 week lab---undetected.......AST15 Alt 10
12 week lab---UNDETECTED....AST 15 ALT 9
12 week EOT--1/13/2016----UNDETECTED!
24 week EOT ----UNDETECTED  --AST 18 ALT 12
I AM FREE!

Offline Lou66

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 11:41:41 pm »
blood donation is better for people whitout hcv....Our blood , for me , it's no good for donation.
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 gnatcatcher

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 05:23:12 am »
Thx for your answer but what I really want know is my blood is still infected? and if someone can get hep c .
No, when you are cured your blood is NOT still infected, so you cannot infect someone else. You will always test positive for antibodies to Hep C, but antibodies aren't the virus -- the virus itself has been eradicated.
   After being cured, the only way you could infect someone else is if you yourself have become REinfected because someone else with Hep C has infected you. You are probably going to be very careful NOT to let that happen; therefore, the answer to your question is NO.
   One of the moderators, Lynn K., has given the same answer in another thread: http://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=2833.msg22679#msg22679
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:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline GLCII

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2015, 12:30:31 pm »
I just got my labs back today for 4 weeks...uggggg...still detected but she said it was less than 12...whatever that means


Scout

That means you have 12 or less copies of the virus in your blood. What was your viral load when you started the treatment?  That's a Good Thing!!!! Your next blood test should show Undetected and at the least <12 again. You should be happy about that.

Let me edit this.

Your sig. shows  13.9 million. I thought I was high at 12043488.
That's roughly 496000 copies a day being killed off. That's real good news.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 12:34:17 pm by GLCII »
Pre Tx (VL 12043488) ALT 52/ AST 39
Harvoni Start Date 03/12
2 Week in Tx Results HCV RNA Detected, less than 15 IU/mL. ALT 19 / AST 19
4 Weeks in Tx Results HCV RNA Not detected. ALT 21 / AST 18
12 Week in Tx Results HCV RNA Not detected. ALT 17 / AST 19
--------------------------------------------------------------
Post 12 Week EOT Tx ALT 19/ AST 19 (Undetected)
Post 24 Week EOT Tx ALT 19/ AST 15 (Undetected)

Offline Scoutdoy

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 03:57:29 pm »
Good...I was kind of devastated that it was still detected ...but I know my viral count was pretty high though, now I am just glad it went down so much. Thanks for the reply

Scout
F/49yrs
Genotype 1a
infected 1987-tatoo/military?
Diagnosed 2007
Biopsy F-0
vl 13,900,000
AST 23
ALT 19
Harvoni Treatment 7/27/2015
4 week lab --<12 negative...AST 23 ALT 15
6 week lab -- Undetected.....AST 17 ALT 10
8 week lab---undetected.......AST15 Alt 10
12 week lab---UNDETECTED....AST 15 ALT 9
12 week EOT--1/13/2016----UNDETECTED!
24 week EOT ----UNDETECTED  --AST 18 ALT 12
I AM FREE!

 


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