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Author Topic: Harvoni 4-5 week viral load - Not Detected  (Read 5147 times)

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Harvoni 4-5 week viral load - Not Detected
« on: December 22, 2017, 06:08:17 am »
Hello everyone,

I'm about 6 weeks into my treatment and got my 4-5 week viral load lab results this morning. Couldn't be happier. Very few side effects to speak of. The Harvoni High wore off and now I just feel great. Before that every day was a struggle to make it from morning to night. Sleeping as much as possible. My 12 week supply will be done on May 17th.


2835477 01/16/2017
<15 NOT DETECTED 03/24/2017

HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR Reference Range: <1.18 (Log IU/mL) 

6.45  01/16/2017
<1.18 NOT DETECTED 03/24/2017 บอลสเต็ป2

I see everyone saying undetected. But I assume Not Detected is the same thing. Am I right?

All I know is I feel better than I have in years.

Have a great day everyone!

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Harvoni 4-5 week viral load - Not Detected
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 08:06:54 am »
Congratulations, punsikorn49. Yes, some laboratories use "Not Detected" and others use "Undetected." Since those tests were done in March and you finished treatment in May, by now have you had the all-important test twelve weeks after the end of treatment? If that test also says NOT DETECTED, you are cured.

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: Harvoni 4-5 week viral load - Not Detected
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 05:59:44 pm »
Hello and welcome!

 I am a little confused by your test dates.  You said you started treatment six weeks ago but your tests are dated January 2017?
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 jberlin

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Re: Harvoni 4-5 week viral load - Not Detected
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 02:06:39 pm »
So, this person is copying old posts in our forum for some sort of purpose. Sigh, makes you sad the ways people want to exploit anything they can. Deleting user.

Thanks to the volunteer moderators for being diligent during their holiday time!


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Re: Harvoni 4-5 week viral load - Not Detected
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 02:15:10 pm »
Thank you Jack - and to all the volunteer moderators! I could tell something was funny with this person's 2 posts. The posts sounded legit but the sig file (now deleted) contained nothing but 2 links to online betting. As you say... amazing the lengths people will go to to spam & exploit others.

Happy Holidays to all!

Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/


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