This Hazel, is a truly impressive news post, and it looks like you are the driving force behind much of it. Thank you for all of your hard work.
The Stuff link to the story of their frontman Martin Phillipps really made an impression on me too, What a great musician, it is heartwarming to know that he is no longer dying of end stage liver disease since he got the DAAs.
Also I liked that link at the bottom of your post in which Russell Brown outlines the sense of pervasive hopelessness that is so easy to fall into when you are told you have HCV yet suffer the inequity of not receiving treatment. He writes with real humanity
G2, infected maybe in 1971?
Diagnosed HVnon-A non-B 1980s, revised to HVC 1990's.
Treatment naive. Fibroscan & bloods all normal ranges.
Viral load 7million,
began Redemption trial4, 12-week generic Sof/Vel (Incepta) 2017. Week 4 UND, Week 12UND, SVR24
Thank-yous to my doctor for the script, to Jan at FixHepC for wrangling, and to Dr Freeman for courage.
Kia kaha e hoa ma!