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Started GS 7977 With Ribavirin Clinical Trial
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Started GS 7977 With Ribavirin Clinical Trial

Hi all!

I started HCV treatment yesterday September 5, 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'An Open-Label Study to Explore the Clinical Efficacy of GS 7977 With Ribavirin Administered Pre-Transplant in Preventing Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Recurrence Post-Transplant '
NCT01559844

Treatment Drugs:

2 200 mg of GS-7977 in morning
3 200 mg of Ribavirin in morning
3 200 mg of Ribavirin at night (12 hours later)

I just had a cancer screen MRI/AFP and I am waiting for the results...
But I am now on treatment and will continue for 24 weeks or transplant, which ever comes first.

I stopped my TB Rifampin treatment today. Can't take Rifampin while on trial. I will deal with my TB after transplant.

I can't believe that within 4 weeks I will have no viral load for the first time in 42 years!!! Once I become undetectable I will be looking for a transplant. I can't believe it. Soon I will have a new liver and be healthy again for the first time in years. I have been sick every day to some degree for the last 3 years and it is wearing me down.

This treatment is my best shot at curing my hepatitis C.

* I heard through the 'grapevine' the next trial with GS-7977 will be in post transplant patients who are infected with hepatitis C. The cure rate now is only 30% using peg-interferon and ribavirin post transplant. Very poor results so more options for treatment would be great.

Happy-
Hector
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1475202 tn?1388955435
Hector that is such exciting news!!! You are an amazing person that always offers so much help and kindness even with everything you have to deal with on a daily basis. It is a priveledge to have you be a part of our community!

I hope the best for you!

Randy
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446474 tn?1446351282
Thanks Randy!

Hector
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Congratulations Hector!  I have only been a member of this community for a very short time and you have already helped me and I can tell you have been an invaluable resource for many people for a long time.   You really deserve for good things to happen in your life.  Very best of luck!
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163305 tn?1333672171
This is indeed wonderful exciting news and nobody deserves to get into this trial as much as you do !
Your future is looking bright indeed.
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317787 tn?1465993311
I am so very happy for you!  I have been thinking about you wondering how you were doing
Thanks so much for sharing.
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2136167 tn?1374732251
Wishing you only the Best Hector.You truly ,truly deserve  it.Take care of yourself and Thanks for all your invaluable help!!! Naya
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