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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7232

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Some people suggest to change them DUE TO FEAR OF REINFECTION !!
Some change them daily
Some with every new bottle

So what your action plan ?

I plan to change the lot EOT ONLY OR AS AND WHEN NEEDED.
Treatment naive
F 3/4
Genotype 1 a & b
V/L 17 MILLION
Started Harvoni 11th Dec 2015 for 12 weeks
4 weeks VL UND
6 WEEKS ALT 32, AST 34
EOT 03/03 2016 ! UND
ALT 34, AST 26
04.04.2016 SVR 4
26.05.2016 SVR 12
16.08.2016 SVR 24
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7234

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This is also something I wanted to know since I am waiting for the delivery of my meds. I have already purchased several new toothbrushes and plan on ditching all used razors. Mainly how often during tx to change to new one?
GT2b diagnosed 10/2015
since: unknown
11/20/15 VL= 214,070
12/4/15 ALT=18 AST= 24
1/16/16 started sof/dac
2/13/16 @4wks VL=UND ALT=13 AST=22
3/12/16 @8wks VL=UND ALT=10 AST=18
4/9/16 EOT VL=UND ALT=11 AST=19
9/23/16 SVR24 ALT=11 AST=22
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7235

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I change them every day, razor toothbrushes (the first months)

The second bottle I plan to change them every two days.

The third bottle every three days.
Male, Fibro F1. Geno 1b. ALT 67 before treatment Viral load 5 million. My huge viral load replicates in my nervous system as I suffer anxiety.
Started Twinvir 12/12/15.
Two weeks
ALT 17 at 2 weeks
Viral Load UND at 2 weeks
ALT 13.5 at 7 weeks EOT
ALT 10.5 at 15 weeks EOT
ALT 13 at 27 weeks EOT, VL UND, Cured
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7237

Hi guys there is a thread about toothbrushes etc - if you type toothbrushes into the search bar at the top you can bring it up :)

Hope it answers these questions for you.

Regards
Tina.
SVR 24
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7239

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Yes it needs blood to reinfect or infect, BLOOD, bleeding gums, bleeding face, bleeding nails......
Treatment naive
F 3/4
Genotype 1 a & b
V/L 17 MILLION
Started Harvoni 11th Dec 2015 for 12 weeks
4 weeks VL UND
6 WEEKS ALT 32, AST 34
EOT 03/03 2016 ! UND
ALT 34, AST 26
04.04.2016 SVR 4
26.05.2016 SVR 12
16.08.2016 SVR 24
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7267

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Tooth brushes and razors are cheap.
I ditched all if them at the 4 week mark when I was UND. I ditched them again twice in the next four weeks. Still undetected. I have done the same the last four weeks. I will probably keep it up until the next test, the big one, 12 weeks after treatment.
No particular scientific reason. It just seems sensible to me.
M

ps: My wife insisted on being tested after I started treatment. She didn't want to risk reinfecting me. What a gal!!!
She was negative for antibodies :+1: :+1:
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G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7269

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I didn't consider reinfection from toothbrushes. Thanks for the reminder.

sonix heads off to buy toothbrushes.
M 61yo HCV+ ~ 30 yrs Gt1a F2 VL 223,000 ALT 54 AST 42 Tx start Sof/Dac 17Dec15.
SVR4 at 7Apr16 ALT 22 AST 22
SVR12 at 9Jun16 ALT 23 AST 25
Melbourne, Australia
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As we have a large bottle of bleach in the bathroom for cleanups after my clumsy and/or DIY accidents, it only takes me a couple of seconds to splash some into a glass, add some water and the razor and brush for ten minutes each morning before rinsing with water. I then reuse for toothbrush in evening before throwing out. Same reasons as Mike and gives me peace of mind that I am doing everything I can to increase my chances.

I will reduce that to probably fortnightly once I get an undetected result. :)
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7273

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I've grabbed cheap no names in bulk packs, new razor every use where there's more of a chance of drawing a bit of blood, new toothbrush every week or two (or that's the plan).
GT1a since 1988, diagnosed 1990
F0, tx naive
VL 262,000 ALT 40 AST 26 GGT 13 Fibroscan 04/12/15 - 2.9
Started Mesochem sof/dac 12 weeks 01/01/2016
11/02/2016 - 6 weeks UNDETECTED
AST 26
ALT 26
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7274

Good plan Zhuk!

How have you been feeling..more like that warrior in your avatar?
SVR 24
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7276

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Ha, a little maybe yes Tina!

(though I cannot compare to the mighty Georgi lol)

One week down today, and I'm sure as hell keeping my fingers crossed for that 4 wk VL marker - anything under 200,000 is gonna be going in the right direction :P
GT1a since 1988, diagnosed 1990
F0, tx naive
VL 262,000 ALT 40 AST 26 GGT 13 Fibroscan 04/12/15 - 2.9
Started Mesochem sof/dac 12 weeks 01/01/2016
11/02/2016 - 6 weeks UNDETECTED
AST 26
ALT 26
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7287

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I use an electric razor
Treatment naive
F 3/4
Genotype 1 a & b
V/L 17 MILLION
Started Harvoni 11th Dec 2015 for 12 weeks
4 weeks VL UND
6 WEEKS ALT 32, AST 34
EOT 03/03 2016 ! UND
ALT 34, AST 26
04.04.2016 SVR 4
26.05.2016 SVR 12
16.08.2016 SVR 24
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7289

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Hi darbara,

I tried an electric for a while but found I couldn't get the hang of it and preferred a manual type. My understanding of electrics is that they are less likely to cut you? If so then you are probably fine. Remember all of this is only a very slight risk and only if you do cut yourself and many people go through treatment successfully without doing any of this stuff anyway.

But if you are still concerned then I believe the electrics all have removable blades for cleaning and/or replacement. Maybe you could put just the blade bits in bleach for ten minutes or replace with new ones but only if you do cut yourself or when you reach UND?
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7296

Heck I haven't done any of that...should I now? Four weeks left to go on my Tx.
Lives in Bendigo, Victoria
No prior treatment Genotype 1b Fibroscan 0 (only showed a bit of a fatty liver) Diagnosed in February 2015 Currently on my last week of treatment taking led/sof Last LFT normal
Insomnia the only side effect
Undetected at 4 weeks
SVR4 - undetected - all bloods good and GP very happy
SVR12 bloods to be done at end of April 2016
SVR12 - undetected!!!
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Shaving Blades , Toothbrushes, Nail clippers etc ? 3 years 10 months ago #7301

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Hi Lynne,

Maybe do a change if it makes you feel more comfortable, but you got an undetected 3 weeks ago so you'll be fine! :)

As I said above, most people clear without all this carry on but those of us who have failed in the past just want that little bit of extra reassurance this time round so we do these little extra bits that there is no scientific evidence for, a bit like throwing spilt salt over your shoulder. ;)
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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