i just had a biopsy too..i don't know the results yet..i hope folks here tell you to wait...my vl was 5.5 ml.type 1a...i was thinking if i was stage 2 grade 2 that i would wait but i don't know...i think a lot of it has to do with how long you've had it...if you had it 30 years then from what i hear you probably won't do much more damage in the next 3 years waiting for the v950..anyway good luck...billy
at a stage 2 you can wait a year or two for the results of the new trial drugs that look very good. if you choose to tx now you may finish with only a 50% chance of svr about the time the new drugs are commung on line to the public. remember that the current drugs can have many new and lasting side affects.
one year is not a long time to wait to see.
even when the new drugs come out(if at all), interferon and ribaviron will still be in the mix. i was watching a lecture by Dr. Dietriech. he said the current drugs may always be necessary in combination with telaprevir. even if you don't get svr interferon/riba usually slows progression of fibrosis. so, for me being a 1a, tx is a no brainer.
I am going to meet with my doctor in 1 month, believe infected since 1998, getting vaccinated against hep a & b now. Already have biopsy results that I think is most important, 1a is a real tough one to fight, doing viral loads I was told is not accurate when being vaccinated for a&b. I thing my stratergy will be to monitor viral load after A&B shots and hope for better treatment, what is 2 more years?
No one knows for sure how soon we can expect the newer drugs. At this point the trials all include SOC drugs, I'm sure you know. You have time to wait to get a more accurate time frame for when the newer txs will be on the market. Your liver biopsy is good news, and viral load is so changeable. I was tested at 11,000,000 in June and was und by week 3 in Dec. I stalled for months about txing, and quit at 16 weeks which was more feasible for me as a geno 2.
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