The biopsy hurts a bit when the liver membrane is pierced; sort of a THUMP pressure and the doctor is in. I was sore for maybe a day afterward then I was OK. All in all it wasn't so bad. Worrying about it was far worse!
Waaaaaaa hooooooooo! You have a lot going for you. Youth, female and low vl. Having just experienced the 12 wk undetectable I'm very excited for you. Just did #17 last night and the sx are a lot better. I'll keep the BBQ coals glowing for you.
Genotype 4 is similar to type 1. It takes at least 48 weeks but the response rates are still better than type 1. It is usually found in the middle eastern countries. The latest study I could find is here....
Basically they say that you need to keep a high Riba dose going to increase your "odds". Most seem to respond quite well to the Pegulated interferons.
I can't answer your biopsy question cuz I elected not to have one before I did my tx but others here will address that.
Good luck in your quest to slay "The Dragon".
oddist, I am so happy for you, keep up the good news.
woula, I wish you the best in next week biopsy.
About genotype 4, regarding resposne to treatment, it is
more difficult than 2 and 3 but it is less than genotype 1 which
is the hardest to treat. Please read this article:
The DH used to be for my Down Hill Mt. biking but me thinks DuuuuuH is much more appropriate now__________________(brain fart)______________________________________that the tx brain fog has kicked in.
DuuuuuH Bill :)
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