Thats a difficult one as it has only been in use for a year and bit (from bad memory). Anecdotally I can say that I have read of two relapses (quite soon after the cessation of therapy) and more successes than I can count.
I don't quite understand your question about how long does it last? Forever is the plan but never describe a cure as immunity as people can be re-infected with the Virus again by a third party.
Everyone undergoing treatment should get rid of or avoid potentially contaminated articles to avoid self re-infection or infection by a third party.
I hope this answers part of your question.
After a 6 month treatment of HARVONI and 3 months after my last pill ... the HepC virus has been officially "eradicated" and according to my University of Pennsylvania Head GI Doctor... after living with the disease for 40years I am CURED! And along with that ... I went from F3/4 to F2/3! Please Don't spend precious time worrying about what if's... bask in the joy of having this Amazing medication that is a CURE which has a 96% effective rate!
Unfortunately, we will have to wait. I belonged to a group and there were quite a few folks who relapsed. I go for my SVR 12 soon, so I will know. To be quite honest, I am very sorry I took this drug. I am 11 weeks post treatment, never took anything before, Fibrosis 1-2 and got horrible cardiac side effects, as well as am sicker now than before treatment. I learned that Gilead is not being honest with a great deal about this drug, and that is because of the $$$. I also learned there are forums on Facebook that Gilead runs. And if people on Harvoni share their side effects, the comments get deleted and the person gets removed from the group. The truth will come out in a few years, just as it did with Interferon. Harvoni is not all that!!
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