I am currently living in New Zealand. I don't meet the critreia for medicare as i have been out of the country for more than 5 years. I have had hep c for 30 years and need treatment.
Apart from moving back my whole family, which would cost more than the treatment in new zealand, what can i do?
As splitdog says, there are a number of possibilities available for people in NZ these days. We also have a number of active members who live there so no doubt one will be along soon to provide you with the most current info about your options.
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
Hi. Lots of people locally in NZ buying, and getting medication in the mail safely, legally and within a week, through Redemption Trial. You need recent test results and a prescription, see the homepage of this site or pm me about doctors in NZ who will prescribe.
Genotype 3 30 years, 2x treatment interferon/ribavirin non responder. Cirrhosis 17 years. Fibroscan, decompensating, 40 down to 22 by 29/3/16- now down to 6.5, normal, no cirrhosis. Started Buyers Club Sof/Dac 14 Nov 15. SVR 12 29/0716
First off a big welcome to you! I am in NZ and have recently finished a12 week course of which I am now SVR 4. Medication is able to be shipped to NZ no problem for around $2000. In order for this to happen you need to have a script which can be obtained in a number of ways * through a consult via GP2u
* through a consult with a partner of the Redemption Trial
* your own GP here in NZ is also able to write you a script as well which some here are doing.
You will need to know what Genotype you have and depending on what state your liver is in will help to determine what medication and length of treatment is best for you. Where in NZ are you?