Redemption Trials is genuine, but I recall thinking the way you describe. Then after what seemed too many days' waiting, the deliveryman walking to my front door asking me to sign for the small box holding the12-week treatment - I felt like kissing that stranger! That package had tracked from halfway around the world all the way to my place.
Deciding on how many weeks treatment you need is based on your level of liver cirrhosis, and HVC genotype. Some people need longer than 12 weeks treatment. Starting at 4-weeks into treatment I hope you get blood tests, that way you will see how your treatment is progressing. If you have been prescribed longer than12 weeks treatment then you need to start that without any break in treatment. Breaks in treatment are bad because they allow the virus to replicate and thereby inflict more damage. Avoid treatment breaks at all costs, and take the treatment every day without fail. That is how you give yourself the best chance to get *SVR.
Most people who take DAAs are cured at the end of their treatment. The few people not cured at end of treatment (EOT), EOT+12 weeks, or EOT+24 weeks will then decide to do a new treatment.
*SVR stands for sustained virological response, typically it is measured at 12 weeks and 24 weeks AFTER treatment ends.
Best wishes to you all, and keep in contact
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!