there is a lot of comment about inequity with availability of the meds which I fully agree with.
I would like to add though, another dimension from the perspective of my having been in a position to say in response to a doctor saying: "You need another 12 weeks meds on top of the 12 you are doing" - "okay". I can afford it (generics).
This dimension is the issue of getting treated as some obligation not to get fully crook and really place a burden on the health care system.
Whether we are:
a) some rich bloke who can afford the $80,000 for the meds from Gilead,
b) some lucky joker who gets gifted the meds on a trial,
c) or like me who can afford the generics,
I think we (at least I) am obligated on my part to try to get better for my own sake, my family's well being, and not to end up a basket case too soon and drain the health care budget.
I hope the government here in AUS sticks to its recent announcement of meeting its obligations to help people not in positions a, b, and c above meet theirs. Hope yours does too. From what I have seen on this forum, the effort people overseas seem to put into getting their health under control is commendable.
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.