Tour n' Cure
In Egypt 1,000,000 people have been treated for HCV, mostly using drugs made by Pharco.
It came to my attention that for people willing to travel there is an all inclusive luxury "Tour n' Cure" service.
It's very professional and you can read about it here:
So if you've been thinking about hopping on a plane and seeing the Taj Mahal while getting treatment you can now see the Pyramids instead.
Although travelling is more expensive than home delivery a service like this provides near absolute certainty in the provenance of your medication, easy access to fibroscan, testing and medical expertise, and in Egypt Simeprevir, and Viekira Pak can easily be sourced making it a relative Mecca for patients needing retreatment.
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The site says...
“We are happy to extend our scientific expertise in hepatology to patients from all over the world, restoring their health and providing them with a brighter tomorrow. Tour n' cure is an Egyptian gift to the world.
Come and witness the beautiful sunset of Sharm El Sheikh and the sunset of hepatitis C worldwide.”
Incidentally I have been to Sharm El Sheikh, it's pretty nice
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
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- Vindecat de HCV cu med. generice. Cured with generics HCV drugs.
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This brings into attention a kind of vicious circle for treating the HCV:
1. The healthcare system should ensure the treatment to those who are insured. But to almost anybody, the healthcare system is allowed to provide only the branded HCV treatment, which is expensive, therefore "anybody" is denied treatment and the best "anybody" can do is to seek alternative solutions (like the cheapper and effective generic drugs).
2. Getting generic drugs delivered at home - affordable, comfortable, yet many have fears regarding the possible scams or breaching the laws in their own country. An alternative to this fears is to seek treatment through medical tourism, which on a first view, some might consider it provides a certain kind of trust.
3. Getting generic drugs via medical tourism implies traveling (and the risks associated with the travel) and individual higher costs than point 2. or 1.
Thinking on this:
Point 1 = means waiting for an uncertain amount of time, thus the problem remains unsolved
Point 2 = can solve the problem, but people can stay locked because of the risks.
Point 3 = similar as point 2.
The way out of such a vicious circle is to do something slightly different: why not research more about generic drugs, see how they work, see from where you could source it, make a list of options, identify the possible risks, think on what risks you may consider as acceptable and then decide FOR YOU!
In fiecare an HCV ucide peste 500000 oameni.Medicamentele generice pentru hepatita C functioneaza. Nu deveni statistica! Cauta pe Google “medicamente generice pentru hepatita C”.
HCV kills more than 500000 people every year. HCV generic drugs work. Don't become a statistic.
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I wonder will anyone take up that offer, tourism is all but dead since that Russian plane went down
I don't know anyone from some parts of Europe would take the risk.
That said, I applaud the way treatment has evolved in Egypt we could learn a thing or two from them.
Sob/Dac from Oct 29 2015
Fiberscan 9.9 Pre treatment
Fiberscan 7.4 week 10
VL 1.3 million pre treatment
Week 2.5 VL 96
Week 5.5 VL 17
Week 10 VL UD
SVR 3 UD
SVR 16 UD
All liver functions in normal ranges.