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Author Topic: 8 Months Post treatment Harvoni. Small trace.  (Read 1804 times)

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Offline Username98098

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8 Months Post treatment Harvoni. Small trace.
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:18:41 pm »
Nothing detected for quite a few months post treatment. Here I am at 8 months and showing a small detection. Last time this happened during treatment he said not to worry and the next test showed not detected. I'm hopping its the same with this one.



What do you think?
Start of treatment. Harvoni
1/16/2017

Genotype 1a

HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR
Viral load <15       2835477
Viral Load <1.18   6.45
 
AST 36
ALT  61

FibroTest  F1-F2

03/24/2017
HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR
Viral Load <15 Not Detected
Viral Load <1.18 Not Detected

4/21/17
HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR
Viral Load <15     37
Viral Load <1.18  1.57

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 8 Months Post treatment Harvoni. Small trace.
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 02:45:16 am »
Wow first I have seen something like this.

When I was treated with Sovaldi and Olysio my pre treatment viral load was about 2 million IU/mL. I was not detected at EOT but when tested at 12 weeks post my viral load came roaring back to 2.4 million IU/mL in just 12 short weeks. From what I understand about how viruses multiply which is exponentially hep c will very quickly repopulate if there are surviving virus cells capable of reproducing.

So while it is really strange you are having this result hopefully it is either a lab error if some kind or just statistical noise with your result for some reason.

I can imagine how scary this would be but I would go with your doctors advice and try not to worry too much which I know is easy to say but harder to do. Just retest when your doctor suggests and as you said hopefully it is nothing to worry about.

Please come back to let us know. As of yet I haven’t heard of any late relapses so hoping you are not going to break with that trend.

Best of luck
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 Username98098

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Re: 8 Months Post treatment Harvoni. Small trace.
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 07:05:15 am »
My first test was in the 2 million range also. Then right before EOT 4/19 I showed a little sign. He mentioned lab test error and such also. Next test was ND. Now here I am at 8 months Post and this again. I have an appointment soon. And will get labs done again just to see. Last time I worried myself to death but it is what it is. I'm not going to freak out this time till I get labs done again. And even then if I have to undergo another round of treatment then so be it.
I feel better than I have in years so something good is going on.
Start of treatment. Harvoni
1/16/2017

Genotype 1a

HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR
Viral load <15       2835477
Viral Load <1.18   6.45
 
AST 36
ALT  61

FibroTest  F1-F2

03/24/2017
HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR
Viral Load <15 Not Detected
Viral Load <1.18 Not Detected

4/21/17
HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR
Viral Load <15     37
Viral Load <1.18  1.57

 


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