About Me: Male, 43, Edmonton, AB, member since Jul 2007
The picture is of me being helped by a SWAT paramedic (these guys are great). Acquired Hep C from knife attack after home was invaded. Baseline tests taken that day confirmed I was HCV negative at time of attack. Assailant received 9 years in prison - all details were p
[More]ublished in media (TV, newspapers, radio), including my diagnoses of Geno 1 A Hep C (published in court case as a relevant fact in sentencing). 1 month after infection I got severe acute symptoms (Alt over 900, which is horrible). Went on monotherapy with Pegasys after it was confirmed I would not clear naturally. There were few symptoms with this. This failed at 12 weeks (insufficient response - my doctor now tells me that the protocol has changed in Canada, and acutes are put straight on combo therapy - a good thing I think). Combo treatment of 1200 Riba and max standard interforon (85kg plus) started six months after infection, so it technically began during the chronic stage. Quite the emotional and physical "experience", it is amazing how strong I feel since finishing treatment a few weeks ago. I was UND at 4 weeks (RVR), and UND at 48 weeks end of treatment. Waiting for 6 month, and 12 month tests now, scary stuff, but hoping for the best. - Update - I am SVR. Nice place to be.
Wow, what a way to contact hep c. I got mine from a transfusion. thanks for the encouragement, I feel less alone. Today is my first shot. Can you tell me what all the intials everyone uses mean? Im new to this, but have had hep c for 30 years..LOl
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