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Author Topic: Need Help Finding Hep C Meds in Texas for Genotype 3a. Was diagnosed 5 years ago  (Read 12193 times)

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Offline tommyig88

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I was diagnosed with Hep C while I was in rehab in Houston, TX around February 2014 but had been using intravenous drugs (heroin) for two years prior (I used a shared needle for the first time ever on December 1, 2012). I probably was infected that day which means I have had it for a little over six years now.  I am having a difficult time finding a way to get the meds to put it into remission now that I am clean and sober. I live in Corpus Christi, TX and the Clinic Card here that they give to low income people does not cover anything related to Hep C. Does anybody know how to get the meds in Texas??????

Offline Lynn K

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Hi Tommy and welcome

I don’t know anything about getting treatment coverage as I was fortunate to have really good insurance. But hopefully someone will chime in soon

Good 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 lporterrn

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Suggestions:
Call Help4Hep and ask them for assistance: 877 Help 4 Hep (877 435 7443).
Contact the Hep C Careline - www.hepatitisc.pafcareline.org 1-800-532-5274.
Good luck!
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

Offline tommyig88

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Thanks! Will do.

Offline strangerbynight

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I live in Canada and i wasnt cover by insurance so i bought a generic harvoni from Greg, this guy is wonderful, he has a facebook group, just search for hepatitis c and you should found it, my generic harvoni only cost me around $1200 Canadian ($1000 u.s) two years ago, i heard they are even cheaper, i have been cured since november 2017 and still undetected now, its not a dead sentence, wish you all the best.

Offline Lynn K

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Does Greg also have Mavyret or Epclusa? The OP is genotype 3
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 lporterrn

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Fortunately, there are good patient assistance programs, so hopefully Tommy will get this covered without having to dig into his own pocket.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

Offline tommyig88

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Thank you everybody for all of the support and taking the time to write.

 


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