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Author Topic: Harvoni is incredible! Gilead Sciences team should get the Nobel Prize!  (Read 3574 times)

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Offline Allen Cunningham

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Diagnosed 8/97 with HepC
Liver Transplant 7/2004
Genotype 1b, Biopsy:12/2015: F1, TX Naive
v/l: ~600,000 - ~1,000,000 ALT: 26, AST: 26
Starting 12 wks Harvoni Jan 19, 2016

I started treatment on Jan 19th 2016 and had my first labs Jan 22nd - And in 3 days my viral level went from 1,000,000 to 444! In 3 days it reduced the virus 99.98% with no side effects what so ever, only a pleasant buzz in the morning when I take it that fells like a cup of coffee.

I have lived with the worst symptoms of liver disease you can have without going into liver failure and coma, then I was blessed by my brother in law to get a living donor transplant from him.
After transplant the disease always comes back (my gastro would say it's not if but when it comes back) I was lucky and lived with no symptoms 12 years after the transplant and waited until there was decent treatment and then along comes Harvoni for me at just the right time.

Being a post-transplant patient I was approved immediately by Tricare and Express Scripts for 12 weeks, and I'm loving this medicine, I look forward to taking it every morning!

I am just blown away by a medicine that can destroy over 99% of a virus in 3 days and start healing the liver scars! This med is worth every penny of $1135.00 per pill and these guys should get the Nobel prize for what they have done!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Harvoni is incredible! Gilead Sciences team should get the Nobel Prize!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 03:50:40 am »
Actually Gilead did not develop Sovaldi one of the two drugs in Harvoni

They bought the rights to Sovaldi from Pharmasset pharmaceuticals.

The inventor of Sovaldi aka Sofosbuvir was invented by, and named after, Michael Sofia and we all owe this man our deepest gratitude.

So glad you treatment is going well best to you
Lynn

Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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