I am treatment naive and genotype 1a so I have read that the SOC will have to include interferon. But since I am cirrhotic my doctor said he will not put me on interferon because it could kill me. I am really hoping to avoid ribavirin too, but I know a lot of people are treating with Sovaldi and Riba.
Welcome back DDoni. We've missed you. Your life sure has been torn upside down lately. I think coming back to the forum is really really important.
My Mike is Hep C Genotype 1a post transplant and is already Stage 3 fibrosis. Not quite cirrhosis, but that is only one stage more. And that is only 3 years post transplant. He has been praying for a non Interferon/non Ribabirin treatment since he failed treatment in 2003. And was soooo very sick with the sides.
They have him on Sivoldi/Olysio...no Int/Riba! Woo Hoo. He is tired, he is always tired with the Hep C. He had some nausea, but that is better also. Some of the posters are on Sivoldi and Riba. He is so glad that is not him as he has psych responses to the Riba that we were dreading...anxiety, depression, rage, fog, and more rage. He started week 3 of 12 today. Fingers crossed. For him and for YOU.
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Partner received liver transplant May 1, 2011, Jackson Memorial, Miami, FL
Began Hep C Treatment: Sovaldi/Olysio March 3, 2014
Beginning Viral Load = 3,700,000
Week 1 Viral Load = 302
Week 2 Viral Load = 36
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