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After yr.s of pain and sleeplessness was dianosed of hepatitis on 15-09-2011, lab result on 3-10-11 shows LFT result normal with alt been 14, AST 20 and hbsag value 747.67iu/ml, hbeag-, hbeab+, hbcigm-, hbcigG**+, hbsab-, my Dr. says i'm chronic but i've seroconverted so no medicine, on 12-09-12 hbsag value 700.78iu/ml change  a Dr. and lab result on 29-11-2012 shows viral load 11872iu/ml, 69095cp/ml, put on lamivudine 100mg for 3 months, lab result on 12-03-13 shows viral load 159iu/ml, 925cp/ml ask to continue with the lamivudine for another 3months before viral load test, i will do  the test 2 weeks time, but since then i've not check the hbsag value, God in me, amen, believe, faith.  
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Wants help on my results please.
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will b doing my next hbsag test on Monday
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and now are you taking your treatment or not ?
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NO, i am not on any treatment almost a year ago, the last time my doctor said he is yet to put eyes on perginterferon, so he was pushing for lamivudine, but i refused because i want to used peginterferon to treat it, my hbsag is 700iu/ml three months ago, will be doing the hbsag test this monday, hope anyone here could help me with the peginterferon, thanks in advance
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but normaly if we start antivirals we shouldnt stop them it is dangerous
and why you havn t change the doc to get interf
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i am in Ghana, i don't have access to pegylated interferon alfa treatment, that is my biggest problem, the last time i check on a doctor for the interferon treatment, he too said that i should prepare about $550 per injection, if it should be available for my condition, nothing seem possible on my side.
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the only way is go to india and buy it there, generics of pegintf are made by roches but different name and lower price

i do suggest to spend money on pegintf only if hbsag is low and the chances of hbsag drop are very high.it is not good to spend money without results

also tenofovir is very cheap in india
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I wish forum members in India can give me insight as to how much is one injection of peginterferon in dollar terms.
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I have post in one of your post that it cost me around $ 90 to $110, depending on negotiations.
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ok, thanks, I am just from the hospital for the hbsag test, expecting result in two days time, wishing myself the best, the last time abt 3 months ago I did hbsag test it was 710iu/ ml
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good then we already know you are in the range of very high response, to get close to 91% of hbsag clearance we should use sequential tdf and then pegintf add on

what is your hbvdna level?

choices are:
pegintf mono (to boost response high levels of blood vit d3 are needed, ezetimibe and nitazoxanide might help response too).if your hbvdna is naturally less than 10iu/ml sequential might not be needed

tenofovir for 1-2 years and then peginterferon add on
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thanks for your quick response, I am always delighted seeing ur message, the time I got to know my status, baseline viral load was 11000iu/ml after six months of lamivudine it was undetected, since then I haven't check it again.
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how long did you use lamivudine?and how long since you stopped?

it is best to know your current hbvdna too before starting
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lamivudine for 6 months, I stopped it  a year ago when the viral load came undetected.
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if you have detected hbvdna i d go for 1-2 years of tenofovir so you have highest chances of hbsag clearance
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Thanks Stef, how may u help me for the peginterferon, thanks in advance
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i just bought coffee this morning, how effective is it against hbsag.
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i just bought coffee this morning, how effective is it against hbsag.
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it has no effect on hbsag or hbv but has an effect boosting peginterferon, lowering hcc and fibrosis
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thanks, please I think my hope now is to get access to peginterferon treatment, I am totally devastated, I wish and pray for my tomorrow's results of hbsag, but do I also need to put small sugar when preparing the coffee solution
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my hbsag results today 795.27 iu/ ml
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to members, may are the cost of peginterferon in dollar terms in china, your reply will be much appreciated thanks.
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pls I need to try with peginterferon, so ur support is much appreciated.
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pls forum members I need your support for my peginterferon treatment cost. if u can help ship the medication for me, the doctor said to me today that I can found it in one pharmacy shop in Ghana but he don't know whether I can afford the treatment. he also advice that I should repeat the viral load test. thanks for reading.
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please, can peginterferon be bought and send to someone in another country.
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please kindly give answers to my questions, I am asking whether peginterferon can be send to someone in a different country, thanks.
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haemoglobin is 15.6 g/ dl, viral load results will be ready soon.
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my viral load results today is 513 iu/ ml. what can I do now.
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pls what treatment option should i discuss with the dr. concerning my
hbsag value 795.27 iu/ml
viral load       513 iu/ ml
AST.                23 u/ l.  expected value 5 - 34 u/ l
ALT.                 17 u/l.   expected value 10 - 36 u/l

thanks for always there for me
regards: waschool
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pls, I need your valuable advice on my results.
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pls, I want to start medication, but I don't know which one to start with, kindly give ur valuable advice base on my results.
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peging since hbsag is less than 1000 iu/ml. high chance to clear
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look at the statements from my Dr. today.
1. she is only going to put me on lamivudine, because that is what is good for me.
2. there is no day I will ever be negative for hbsag, even those who are not infected have a trace of it.
3. peginterferon and vitamin d3 have no effects on hbsag


I could not talk much to her because a mate in my area who did not know of my condition was her record taker,  I resisted,  so treatment discussion is adjourned to tomorrow.
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joc2011, thank you very much, but may I also hear from Stef2011
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Stefan, I will b meeting the Dr. today, I am thinking of going for tenofovir and vitamin d, before I add peginf, or I should just go straight to peginf and vitamin d
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stef, I am currently taking osteocare which comprises :
vitamin d3 200 iu
calcium 800mg
magnesium 300 mg
zinc 10mg
what I want to ask is , is it good for me.
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Ur doctor is completely ignorant to recommend Lamivudine. With this you have a big risk of resistance. Pls dont accept.
Well, shes real ignorant. To say there is no day you can get negative. a lot of members on this forum have cleared. The best regime: TNF with Inf add on. And your hbsag is less than 1000. You have the highest chance to clear. I suggest you look for another doctor.
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Ur doctor is completely ignorant to recommend Lamivudine. With this you have a big risk of resistance. Pls dont accept.
Well, shes real ignorant. To say there is no day you can get negative. a lot of members on this forum have cleared. The best regime: TNF with Inf add on. And your hbsag is less than 1000. You have the highest chance to clear. I suggest you look for another doctor.
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thanks, I will start the inf. injection soon, but is the oesteocare good for
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weekly injection of 3 million iu of Alfa interferon for sixteen weeks, hbsag result stable at 745 iu/ ml.
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surely continue and do not even think to stop! My hbsag stayed stable and even went up in W24 but dropped rapidly later.
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osteocare is absoltely not good for you unless you have bone problems, it has no vit d
take vit d3 10.000iu pills, look for the biggest vit d3 dose per pill, this will allow better response to peg (low vit d have no response or worst response), do not look for pills like 400iu or 1000iu, that s nothing
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unfortunately, that is where I will stop, $75 per injection of 3 million iu of Alfa interferon has really drain and taking away most of my assets.
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go buy generic tenofovir online then
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you must reach at least 24weeks then go with high dose vit d3 and tenofovir and pegintf response might be sustained after peg is finished especially because hbsag is already low
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my viral load test today is 35 iu/ ml. have not taking any medicine since January this year.
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what is hbsag level?it goes up before a possible hbvdna reactivation

if hbsag less than 400iu/ml it is possible to keep inactive carrier state or have a flare to clear hbsag

is this a therapy stop after pegintf add on to tdf?
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No, I only took 3million iu of Alfa interferon weekly for 16weeks, I will be testing the hbsag quantitative very soon.
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interferon?not peginterferon?

16weeks is too little it cannot be used such a short time, the time to know if one responds is 24 weeks by 16weeks you dont even know if there is response or not, some genotypes may use 12 weeks

the only short time i know is staggered use by pisa research hospital
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please your latest result ?
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