Well it has been a long time coming but announced on the ABC this morning the Turnbull government to spend $1 billion dollars on DAA'S. That is great new according to the regional hepc specialist for my area, the reality will look something like this.
It will take a minimum of 6 months to setup & start dispensing & due to the set amount of money allocated, it will be a case of prioritiesing. So basicly " sorry but come but when you are sicker".
Well this being what we are looking at, I would suggest the the whole "Sicker" concept is something that is hard to define & even harder to test for, considering it only relies real on to tests,
1. LFT -well we are all going to have raised levels, all good so far.
2. Secondly- & far more important to where you will sit on theses new waiting lists is the fibroscan, now for that you need to have a minimum score of 14.5 to be consideted cirrhotic now just say HYPOTHETICALLY & BE CLEAR NOW I AM JUST LETTING MY THOUGHTS DRIFT HERE AS I STARE OUT THE WINDOW ENJOYING THE LOVERLY VIEW, that you just happened to FORGET to not eat before the fibroscan, not only that you just happened to eat a medium size ( so it wouldn't show up in a physical examination) of particularly dense heavy food. You just might find that your fibroscan scan is worringly high requiring treatment as soon as possible.