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Author Topic: World Hepatitis Day - Aust  (Read 4546 times)

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Offline Philadelphia

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World Hepatitis Day - Aust
« on: August 02, 2016, 08:16:47 am »
Here in Australia we are fortunate to have an approach to HCV treatment that allows everyone to be treated regardless of liver scoring, and includes PWID, is being set up for prisoners, is affordable, and is available through a GP once they have done some additional training.

That's why we have seen treatment numbers approaching 20,000 since DAAs have been available - early March 2016. We are on track to treat 30,000 people by year's end. I read someone that we will treat more people this year than have been treated in all the years previously.

I did a few interviews, as it is important to keep getting that message out: get tested, get treated, get cured.

And I finally got around to blogging about it.

https://www.hepmag.com/blog/hepatitis-c-world-hepatitis-day-2016

Links to interviews are in the blog, but if I get the time I'll also pop them in this post.



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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: World Hepatitis Day - Aust
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 04:57:17 am »
Sometimes it's easy to forget how truly lucky we are to live in this country. Numbers like that are a good reminder.
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

 


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