Good afternoon and happy Tuesday! Great news to report on my HCV viral load test! I still have a Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) for 21 weeks post treatment from Harvoni and according to my doctor, the incidence of late relapse is very low (less than 1%). I am very fortunate to have had Harvoni as an eight-week treatment option and it seems to have worked! For those of you that have followed my blog postings previously or for anyone considering treatment with Harvoni, I can say today that I really do feel like a new person. My energy levels have returned to what I consider normal and the fogginess that I felt for several years has gone away. My ALT and AST have also normalized. What’s next? Staying HCV free until there is a working vaccine. According to my infectious disease doctor, they are seeing reinfection rates as high as 20% in the gay male population. I definitely do not want to relive the past four years again. Any questions, please let me know. Also, please share your treatment experience!
|Component||Standard Range||Your Value|
|Hcv Rna Qnt Pcr||<15 iu=“” ml=“” td=“”>||<15 not=“” detected=“” td=“”>|
|Hcv Rna Quant Rt Pcr||<1.18 log=“” iu=“” ml=“” td=“”>||<1.18 not=“” detected=“” td=“”>|
|This test was performed using the COBAS(R)AmpliPrep/ |
COBAS(R)TaqMan(R)HCV Test, v2.0.