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The blood results 5 years 2 months ago #15983

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Hello! I have recently finished my HCV treatment 8 week regimen, 1b geno, F2-3, naive, VL before treatment was just under 4.000.000iu/ml. I got my blood result of VL and am not sure, does it mean I am cured? I would be very appreciated if you dispel my doubts...thank you.
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The blood results 5 years 2 months ago #15989

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What did the nurse Vanessa say to you? Really your doctor/nurse should help you interpret such results.
I am not a doctor but you will be considered cured if you are still undetected (``inactive'') at 12-weeks post treatment.
M, 57, Live in Wellington,NZ.
Genotype 1a diagnosed in 2013.
Treating for the first time since October 31 with Buyers Club Sof/Led. Thanks so much guys. Minimal side effects apart from sore throat at the start..
Viral load 5.4m when treatment started, Undetected at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, End of Treatment and 12-weeks post EOT. Yay!
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The blood results 5 years 2 months ago #15992

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The nurse said to me on the phone that everything is ok, I am undetected, but she also mentioned that there always could be a trace of virus in a body which is might be inactive. I hope I can see my consultant doctor in the near future. This result sounds a bit confusing to me, to be honest. Well, I have to wait the blood test in 12 weeks to confirm SVR.
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The blood results 5 years 2 months ago #15993

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I got my blood result of VL and am not sure, does it mean I am cured?

If this is the result immediately after treatment the answer is "we don't know yet". If it was 4 weeks after it would be "we are pretty confident"

Please see my post here for the explanation in detail: fixhepc.com/forum/experts-corner/990-dea...t-to-svr-period.html

The <15 could be <15 detected or <15 undetected. Some labs simply report <15 (quantitative) and not the detected/undetected (qualitative).

Anyway the chances are that this will end up SVR. If not the short duration of you treatment makes longer treatment an obvious choice (but it is unlikely we will have to cross that bridge).
YMMV
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Thank you all for your explanations! I was quite concerned from the beginning of treatment why the consultant prescribed me only 8 week regimen but not 12 week instead..with high VL and F2-3. So, 3 months to worry now. P.S. I have had this nasty virus for 27 years.
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The blood results 5 years 2 months ago #16010

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Hello guzeluk,
It's great to see you here, welcome! You've come to the right place for answers to your questions on Hep C. It's been an extremely helpful tool for me and many, many others. You can rely on Dr. Freeman's guidance. He honestly wants all of us Hep C patients to get the help we need to be cured of this "nasty virus".
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
Tx naive
METAVIR: A2-F2
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
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The blood results 5 years 2 months ago #16019

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This post above went into the wrong thread thanks to my mobile phone
Mods please move to the Thankyou doc thread
Cheers from Ariel
Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
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Matt-Kenney-google, are you receiving any treatment at the moment?
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Ariel, Congratulations! You have slaved the dragon!!!
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Ariel wrote:
As for the Queens awards such as OAM they're not my thing after a family member received one. It was soooo meaningless the recipient did bugger all except dine out a lot with the pm.

Oh I don't know, some of the PMs we've had recently you would deserve a medal for putting up with them for more than a second.
Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
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