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Offline BillT

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Has anyone noticed
« on: October 27, 2016, 05:25:04 pm »
Has anyone noticed how many commercials for HepC treatment are on TV now?Those are doing a lot for awareness and IMO making it less of a albatross for us.I'm pleased to see them. 
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 andrew90

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 06:35:51 pm »
Yeah animal planet has been running Gleids Hep C ad every night past week
They say 1 in 20 baby boomers has Hep C! :0
5/1/17 UNDETECTED!

EOT Blood Testing 1/25/17
UNDETECTED!

Five week blood testing 12/8/16
DETECTED
Viral Load: 35(IU/mL)
AST: 34

Started Epclusa 10/2/16

Genotype 3a

9/19/16
Fibrosis: F2/3
ALT: 459
AST: 189
Viral Load: 6415894 (iU)/mL

Offline dragonslayer

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 07:42:37 pm »
Yeah animal planet has been running Gleids Hep C ad every night past week
They say 1 in 20 baby boomers has Hep C! :0

Wow.. really?  That's huge.  Ive seen a lot of adds as well.  So many boomers are undiagnosed and have no idea theyve got it.  Maybe this will draw their attention to the need to get tested.
Paul

DX 2008
Started Harvoni 11/26/14 for 8 wks
Completed 8 wks Harvoni 01/20/15
EOT RNA Quant result:  Detected 29
7.5 wk post tx: Detected < LLOQ(12)
11 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR12
24 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR24; AST 26; ALT 22; ALP 73
48 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR48; AST 18; ALT 18; ALP 70
GT 1a
vl 2.4mil
2008 bpx: Stage&Grade 0
2013 bpx: Stage&Grade: 0-1
IL28B: TT
likely infected early '70s

Offline andrew90

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 07:55:02 pm »
Yeah the commercial is definitely to get people to make sure they are tested because it's not routine and commercial states it's dangerous like HIV but many people don't know about it or know they are infected.
5/1/17 UNDETECTED!

EOT Blood Testing 1/25/17
UNDETECTED!

Five week blood testing 12/8/16
DETECTED
Viral Load: 35(IU/mL)
AST: 34

Started Epclusa 10/2/16

Genotype 3a

9/19/16
Fibrosis: F2/3
ALT: 459
AST: 189
Viral Load: 6415894 (iU)/mL

Offline BillT

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 10:48:44 am »
This is the whole problem with this disease.You don't know if you have it until you're tested for it.I would love to see them test for it as part of your yearly physical.At least they're trying to being awareness to it.That's a heck of a start.
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 Lynn K

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 10:57:03 pm »
Actually the CDC recommended routine testing for hepatitis c for all baby boomers several years ago back at least to 2012

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/08/16/test-all-baby-boomers-for-hepatitis-c-cdc

Unfortunately not all general practitioners seem to have adopted this practice and a lot of people do not routinely ever see a doctor either due to lack of insurance or personal choice.

I hadn't seen 1 in 20 but I did see reference to 1 in 30 baby boomers on hepc hope 

http://www.hepchope.com/?gclid=CNHH4snDgdACFUNsfgodWWcEJw&gclsrc=aw.ds

 still way too many and a lot more than I thought
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!

Offline andrew90

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 11:47:10 pm »
Your right the commercial just came on and it is 1 in 30
5/1/17 UNDETECTED!

EOT Blood Testing 1/25/17
UNDETECTED!

Five week blood testing 12/8/16
DETECTED
Viral Load: 35(IU/mL)
AST: 34

Started Epclusa 10/2/16

Genotype 3a

9/19/16
Fibrosis: F2/3
ALT: 459
AST: 189
Viral Load: 6415894 (iU)/mL

Offline Rickta53

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Re: Has anyone noticed
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2016, 10:10:42 am »
Maybe as more people start getting tested and if it is a fact that 1 in 30 have the virus it should start to bring the cost down so more could get treated. I consider myself very fortunate to get approval by my HMO the first request. On day 32 today with my first blood test in a couple days, fingers crossed and praying for some positive data.

Rick

 


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