My mother in law is living in Beijing China, 78 years old. She was infected with HCV genotype 1b from blood transfusion due to a surgery at hospital in early 80s. Her situation is pretty bad right now, decompensated cirrhosis, CTP-C, also has oesophageal varices which causing internal bleeding in Feb 2015. Is it safe for her to take new DAAs to treat Hcv at this stage? Any successful cases like her? Which combo - SOF/DAC or SOF/LED is best in her situation?
Dr Freeman, do you happen in contact with any Chinese doctor in Beijing are familiar with those new treatments and willing to write prescription for generic and follow up monitoring? Apprantly, same as many other places, we have not found any doctor is willing to do so. One of the doctor she was seeing suggested Sof/Riba combination for 12 weeks which is not recommended to my understanding.
I was think about API when I learned it here and Greg's blog, however, we could not find anyone in Beijing willing to compound. DIY is not possible considering their age and conditions, we are living in Canada and could not help much with that. For the moment, I am trying to source twinvir, if not successful, then we will fail back to APIs.
Do you have any info about twinvir and its effectiviness?
Male, Fibro F1. Geno 1b. ALT 67 before treatment Viral load 5 million. My huge viral load replicates in my nervous system as I suffer anxiety.
Started Twinvir 12/12/15.
ALT 17 at 2 weeks
Viral Load UND at 2 weeks
ALT 13.5 at 7 weeks EOT
ALT 10.5 at 15 weeks EOT
ALT 13 at 27 weeks EOT, VL UND, Cured