Yeah I agree zhuk, even if fibrosis is low, it's still in there doing damage.
In fact, it's doing harm all over your body ,
so get into battle mode & get the b@stards!!
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!
Stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'. :)
Thank you received: 423
James-Freeman-facebook wrote: 2) The advice re prolongation of treatment based on HCV viral load monitoring is incorrect. There is no relationship between on-treatment monitoring and treatment outcome (assuming high level adherence, as in clinical trials). In fact, many patients in clinical trials have had "detectable" HCV RNA at end-of-treatment and still achieve sustained viral clearance. There is clearly no relationship between week 4 (or other timepoints) and sustained viral clearance, so extending treatment duration (as we did with interferon-based treatment) does not make sense in the interferon-free era..
Thank you Dr. James.
This is one of my major concerns. If 12 weeks is enough to cure hep C in my case. You pointed out very clear that there's no need to the prolongation of the treatment based only on viral load during treatment.
By the way mine VL was big at the beginning. That's why I decided to get rid of the viruses.
But being on generics is important at psychological level to check if treatment is going in the right direction.
HCV since I don't know. Diagnosed in 2010.
GT1b, F0/F1, VL 9M, ALT 44, AST 42, Tx naive,
started 12 wks Twinvir on 06.12.2015. Feeling great and grateful
My gastro said that the few viruses I had left would be killed off by my immune system. Extended treatment wasn't necessary. So far my immune system ain't done right by me so I decided to extend treatment for a few more months. Maybe that's why I am having some health problems but I will deal with them as they arise. No more virus for me after 42 years.