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Author Topic: Prisoners With Hep C Get Cured In Some States But Not Others  (Read 2982 times)

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Offline jberlin

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Prisoners With Hep C Get Cured In Some States But Not Others
« on: October 13, 2016, 04:58:18 pm »
Hello Hep C activists out there,

This seemed like an interesting discussion that at least belonged on this board.

“When you’re in prison, you have no other option, this is your only medical provider. You cannot get a second opinion; you can’t pay for it yourself. You are completely under the control of the Department of Corrections and their medical provider..."

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/prisoners-with-hep-c-get-cured-in-some-states-but-not-others/

Best wishes,
jack

Offline BillT

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Re: Prisoners With Hep C Get Cured In Some States But Not Others
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 12:49:06 pm »
Hi J,
     The strange thing is that many prisoners were with the interferon when it first came out(according to my VA doctors).I have a feeling this is all about the money.
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

Offline sapphire101

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Re: Prisoners With Hep C Get Cured In Some States But Not Others
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 07:13:54 pm »
Can I get an explanation of 'opt out testing'?
Some states have this checked.
To me this means the prisoner has a choice to test or not, but looking at new mexico numbers (40% HCV positive) that does not make sense.

Thanks for posting
Sapphire101
Genotype 1a Fibrosis level 1
Viekira Pak with ribavirin 12 weeks
Pre treatment  VL  1.7 million, AST 45 ALT 65
EOT VL not detected, AST 21 ALT 21
12 week SVR not detected,24 week SVR not detected.
Cured! Class of 2015

 


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