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Author Topic: Epclusa Success - FINALLY!  (Read 5284 times)

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Offline abacomike

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Epclusa Success - FINALLY!
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:03:56 pm »
After having a recurrence of Hep C after 12 weeks on Harvoni and suffering liver cancer in 2016 (had liver resection on 9/22/16), doc put me on 24 weeks of Epclusa beginning in April, 2017.  My first post-treatment blood test showed no virus detected.  Had another blood test 3 months post-treatment in January, 2018 - no virus detectable.  Just got test results back after 10 months post treatment - no virus detected.  Doc said he considers me cured.  Thank God.
Contracted 1980 after blood transfusion
Diagnosed 1996
Ribavirin + Pegasis interferon failed 2006
Harvoni 12 week regimen - recurred week 16
Started Veikira Pak + Ribavirin 10/31/2015 for 24 weeks
Failed Harvoni and Veikira Pak - then had heart attack
Liver Cancer 4/12/2016; Liver resecton 9/22/2016
Started Epclusa 4/16/2017; Epclusa extended for 12 more weeks.  Viral undetected while on Epclusa
Viral Load 354,000 6/1/2015
Viral load 150,000 10/18/2015
Viral Load 550,000 4/16/2017
Genotype 1a

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Epclusa Success - FINALLY!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 01:56:44 am »
Wow fantastic news congrats!

I’m so very happy 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!

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Re: Epclusa Success - FINALLY!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 12:00:03 pm »
Wonderful news!!! Enjoy the freedom of being hep C-negative.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)


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