Hello! I have recently finished my HCV treatment 8 week regimen, 1b geno, F2-3, naive, VL before treatment was just under 4.000.000iu/ml. I got my blood result of VL and am not sure, does it mean I am cured? I would be very appreciated if you dispel my doubts...thank you.
What did the nurse Vanessa say to you? Really your doctor/nurse should help you interpret such results.
I am not a doctor but you will be considered cured if you are still undetected (``inactive'') at 12-weeks post treatment.
M, 57, Live in Wellington,NZ.
Genotype 1a diagnosed in 2013.
Treating for the first time since October 31 with Buyers Club Sof/Led. Thanks so much guys. Minimal side effects apart from sore throat at the start..
Viral load 5.4m when treatment started, Undetected at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, End of Treatment and 12-weeks post EOT. Yay!
The nurse said to me on the phone that everything is ok, I am undetected, but she also mentioned that there always could be a trace of virus in a body which is might be inactive. I hope I can see my consultant doctor in the near future. This result sounds a bit confusing to me, to be honest. Well, I have to wait the blood test in 12 weeks to confirm SVR.
Thank you all for your explanations! I was quite concerned from the beginning of treatment why the consultant prescribed me only 8 week regimen but not 12 week instead..with high VL and F2-3. So, 3 months to worry now. P.S. I have had this nasty virus for 27 years.
It's great to see you here, welcome! You've come to the right place for answers to your questions on Hep C. It's been an extremely helpful tool for me and many, many others. You can rely on Dr. Freeman's guidance. He honestly wants all of us Hep C patients to get the help we need to be cured of this "nasty virus".
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
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Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND
12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND