Just listened to the podcast Thx Archer and Sir Paul. Score Dr John Freeman 10 -Helen Tyrrell nil.What hypocritical rubbish she came out with.The" wait-wait we will provide" has been going forever.In my own case I spoke to my GP a year ago about accessing tx from India.My fibroscan reading was 5."Wait" he said.I was actually going to Sri Lanka where sof was available at the time,and could have easily accessed it.2 mths ago I saw my GP again."Wait" he said.By this time my fibroscan reading was 14,By lucky chance i had discovered the Greg Jeffreys blogsite,and insisted he write out some scripts..Within 3 wks I had the sof from India and the Dac from Mesochem.I am now 3wks into tx and have never felt better,What would the result have been if I had continued to wait?.Helen Tyrrell should be grateful that I have saved the PBS a heap of money as have all the others who have done the same.Why could she not have just come out and said "If you can afford $2000 then I endorse your effort" .In fact, an unlikely, but sensible solution would be for the PBS to subsidise people who cant't afford the $2000 odd dollars while the Govt arm wrestles with Big Pharma over the price.
A concern is. that if the Govt makes a deal with Big Pharma ,it will only be a partial solution and it will include a caveat that all efforts must be made to close down groups such as the Fx buyers club.
If you haven't already,get your meds now,even it means using your credit card.Its a tiny price compared with your life.
Don't trust the Govt bureaucracy and the likes of HelenTyrell.
Gen 1b 40yrs,tx naive, f3/f4.VL too high to quantify.
Started tx 12Oct.sof and riba India via greg.Dac from Mesochem.
4wk result virus not detected,all liver functions in normal ranges.
Only SE intermittent insomnia.Feel great and grateful otherwise