My name is Graham Falvey. I am English, 70 years old, and live in Vietnam.
Back in 2010, a Bangkok hospital told me I was HCV genotype 3a.
Returning to Vietnam, I privately paid for the Interferon treatment which was supervised by a local Vietnamese hospital. At the end of the 6 months, I was told I was cured.
Two years later, the same Bangkok hospital told me I was still carrying HCV genotype 3a. Local advice was that it was not worth repeating the Interferon treatment as it had not worked the first time. I could not, and still cannot, afford the drugs that subsequently became available at their original prices.
Since then I have heard about the new cheaper, generic drugs and have also found this site for which I am grateful.
My questions in order of importance are:-
Is there a legal pathway for a Brit like myself to import to Vietnam?
If so, which medication do I need? The medications available now, it seems, are:
• sofosbuvir + ledipasvir (Harvoni®)
• sofosbuvir (Sovaldi®)
• daclatasvir (Daklinza®)
• ribavirin (Ibavyr®)
What docs would I need from my doctor here to apply for help?
Any advice about any of this would be gratefully received.
Apologies if this has appeared twice.
Thank you so much, James. This is very kind of you and much more than I expected from the forum.
Please tell me what time would be suitable for you so I can relate it to Hanoi time.
Also, how do we make contact? Via skype? I am not sure of the technology to do this.
Many thanks again,
click on that link to gp2u, it takes you through, you will see list of doctors, time available etc. It is pretty easy, I stressed at first but it is just click click done.
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