The doctor I am seeing at The John Hunter is Dr R Pickels. I am the 1st to do the generics through his clinic. I must say I didn't give him much room in that my approach was, "this is what I am going to do ( generic's) what do you think, these are the meds I am thinking of ordering, what do you thnk of that. His reply was he just recently talked someone out of this & waiting for the pbs. But looking at my situation you don't realy have the time to wait. He then wrote the script for sof & dac, I asked about riba, his reply was lets see & maybe but not straight away.
Since then he has been proven correct about the riba according to the lastest study, & he now has a few people in the pipeline to do generics.
Basically I think I was lucky, my fibroscan was high enough to be eligible for compassionate access to Dac & I got a good open minded doctor willing to have a go at the early stages of all this. Now that was not that long ago say 3 months but it shows you how fast things are moving.
My advice is to be pro active not pushy ie " I AM GOING TO DO THIS what do you think" just dont have anything to eat before you go & make sure get a fibroscan then with or without them you can move forward. Regards Angus
Geno 3, 24yrs positive, fibroscan 14.5 f4, elevated lfts, V/L 7000. Started sof/dac 20/11. Tested N/D Viral load after 1 week lfts normal. Will be undertaking minium 16 weeks no riba.