I have started inf+tnf treatment 16 weeks ago. Before treatment the lab results were: HbsAg quantitative 40.000 IU, HBV DNA 300 millions IU/ml, TGP 100.
After 14 weeks of treatment the results are: HbsAg quantitative 30.000 IU, HBV DNA 6000 IU, TGP 47, pallets count is low 99.000
Is there a reason to continue the treatment considering the result after 14 weeks of treatment?
What is the best strategy for me now?
The dr recommended to continue with 90 mcg for this weeks because of pallets and if they rise i will go back to 180 mcg of inf.
wow big response on hbsag definitely continue with this dose, plts get low when in the 25000 range, at 99000 you are ok
check or ask in hcv community they are very experienced with intf and heavy sides since on hcv intf has many many more sides than on hbv, instead of lowering intf dose they take a drug to increase plts
i think only extremely low neutrophils cannot be managed by drugs and lowering dose is necessary
I'm at the end of treatment (48 weeks) that was sponsored in a study by Gilead. After the medication stops I will have to make blood analysis every 2 weeks till December to see my trends of blood analysis. If the trends are bad they will give me for more 2.5 years Viread.
The treatment was inf plus Viread until week 20 then just Viread until 48 week.
My results at the week 32 are: normal AST 22 and ALT 28, HBV DNA und, HbsAg quantitative 24.000 IU.
I don't have the results for the 40 and 48 weeks but the treatment is at the end.
I would like to ask your opinions about continuing with Viread on my own.
What do you think is the best option for me considering my results.
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