Starting Harvoni in two days....so glad to have found all of you! I have been reading like crazy!!!
I've really been worried because I'm getting some bad symptoms now, and I have no health insurance (another discussion about that later...). I was ready to go through a Redemption trial, but my (new) hep doc wouldn't have any of it. Instead she had me apply for the Harvoni Support Path Patient Assistance program, which to my complete and total surprise, approved me (within 3 hours of faxing in the application!) I have been approved for 24 weeks because I am TX experienced (X 2) and because I have now entered cirrhosis.
I want those of you in the US to know that this is possible 1. If you have no insurance (the doc told me they they turn down those with crappy insurance, they don't want to deal with ins. companies) and 2. You make under $100,000 a year for a family of up to two (similar guidelines for families). You have to have a doctor to monitor you. Just like with Redemption, you'll need labs and possibly tests, prior, during and after.
I am absolutely astonished that this is happening for me. I have hated Gilliad for so long, and still do, but in some bizarre way their greed is benefiting me. I will now become part of their marketing spin. I feel so lucky, but at the same time I'm so angry that they are holding everyone hostage.
Anyway, in the end, I'm glad I'll finally be getting my hands on it, and hope that some of my Americans neighbors out there can do the same. It's on the Gilliad site - Support Path. BTW, I was still going to do Redemption if I was turned down. TG for Dr. Freeman.
All the best to you, and looking forward to 'meeting' you!