For your information, I was also waiting for better drugs to be approved ever since my diagnosis in 1995. In 2006 I decided to treat with SOC, the only reason for this decision being that I had a good chance of doing only 24 weeks because of my low baseline viral load. When it instead turned out I was a slow responder, I debated whether to quit tx or extend. I decided that since I already had HCV down on its knees, I wanted to continue the battle. This was my individual journey towards SVR, and I have no need to justify it by comparing the length of time I spent on tx with anybody else. This was right for me, and what is right for somebody else is up to them to decide. I wish everyone to reach SVR in as short and effective tx as possible.
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Thank you very much for responding...I just realized how to read the response from someone. She is not a candidate for a liver transplant due to she also has an autoimmune disease called Polyarteritis Nodosa. PAN's disease. They think now that the two are related ...the HEP C may have triggered the PAN's disease. She is a very sick lady....and again thank you for writting me back...I truly appriciate it. Celeste
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