My doctor has me taking the medication for only 8 weeks but I have noticed that most people take it for 12. Wondering if anyone has only taken it for the 8 weeks and been successful.
I just completed an 8 week Harvoni treatment. At 2 weeks, virus was no longer detected in my blood. Just had my post-treatment blood draw follow up appt. yesterday and still no virus detected. I have one more blood test in 4-6 months, mainly for insurance reasons. My Dr. told me that of about 100 Harvoni patients, ne's never seen the virus return once gone. This drug is amazing!
I think they base the treatment period on a combination of factors, largely time infected, viral load and the condition of your liver and age (?). In theory that makes me a 24 week treatment program candidate. If I sold my house I could afford it but then I'd be homeless.
I have only read of one relapse on Harvoni (I can't remember the treatment time but they did start with a viral load of 27 million).
I am an 8 weeker , on day 6 and no side effects, don't even notice I'm taking it which has floored me since I never even take advil. I thought Id have something going on since I have been Ms Natural life style vegetarian for several decades. I don't drink, smoke, or eat junk. I walk 2-3 miles a day and live well and simply close to earth in the wild woods
Anyhoo, my VL was only 450,000 , non cirrhotic , excellent health otherwise, liver enzymes normal etc.
I am also treatment naïve and my doc thinks I'll show no virus at week 2 but I will keep you posted.
What am amazing time we live in.
Speedy , full and easy recoveries to us all!
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