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Author Topic: Three years post cure.  (Read 6937 times)

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Offline Bucky

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Three years post cure.
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:58:35 am »
Hello to my old friends who are still posting and Hi to new members.
This time three years ago, I was in the fight using Olysio & Solvida. Early in December will mark my three year anniversary of winning the war.
Last week I had a rather emotional follow up appointment (we both cried) with the wonderful IDS that was able to get me the meds that saved my liver when so many were having problems obtaining them. Although she had declared me cured and released me from her care, she has been checking in on a few of the early ones on DAAs to see how we were doing long term post cure. We were both happy with my state of health especially considering the fact that I am an older one. We discussed the rather large black box warnings that are now issued for Harvoni and the other DAAs. She is still curing people with little evidence of contradictions or issues indicated in the warnings.
I had one more HCV RNA & viral load test for the road. No sign of the Dragon was found and now at almost three years post, I can finally say without any hesitation that I am cured. 

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Three years post cure.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 11:22:32 am »
Congratulations, Bucky -- that's terrific! Thanks for letting us know your IDS has "little evidence of contradictions or issues indicated in the warnings."

Time to update your sig file? Your SVR must be around 146 by now (depending on exactly when you took the recent HCV RNA & viral load test).

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:
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Three years post cure.
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 01:29:27 pm »
Hi Bucky nice to hear from ya!

So happy to hear all is going well for you!

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!

Offline mario555

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Re: Three years post cure.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 11:24:32 am »
Hello Bucky. Great post and wonderful news! I'm coming up to my 3 years post with Harvoni and I am also grateful for this incredible chance at a new life.  Good luck to everyone!
60 years old. Likely infected 1975. Geno 1a
F4  8 millions VL,  AST 140  ALT 140
Generally in good health except problems are creeping up rapidly!
2 failed attempts Inf 2000 and Inf-riba 2010
Harvoni 24 weeks
Start 11/13/2014   EOT 4/27/2015
VL4 - UND (may 25)
VL12 - UND
VK24 -  UND
Hopefully cured forever!


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