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Author Topic: Hep C 8 week end of Harvoni treatment  (Read 1045 times)

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Offline musada

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Hep C 8 week end of Harvoni treatment
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:04:07 pm »
My doctor (nurse) said to wait 1 week (no Harvoni during week) after finishing the 8 weeks and then come get tested at the end of what would be 9 weeks. It does not make sense to me that there is no reference test at the very end of the treatment. Does anyone know the reasoning? This is my first treatment and I have had genotype 1 for 50+ years (originally diagnosed as non-A/non-B). My other info. is not with me now, but no cirrhosis.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hep C 8 week end of Harvoni treatment
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 12:49:44 am »
The end if treatment test really doesn’t mean much whether it is done immediately or at one week post treatment.

Your end of treatment test will very likely show as not detected but this does not mean you are cured.

The test you want to see is the one done 12 weeks after your treatment was completed. That test result if still not detected means you are cured.

Maybe they want to wait one week post treatment for indications of relapse.

Most people who do relapse will do so by week four post treatment.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 12:51:40 am by Lynn K »
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!

 


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