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.