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1711722 tn?1356491154
UND African American
Tonight I did shot #9.  Just got my week 8 results (4 weeks lead in with Peg & RIBA; 4 weeks on Victrelis)....UNDETECTED baby!!!  I am doing my happy dance!!  Actually got my results early because I ordered all my labs from my Hematologist' office, and they sent me everything.  So when I go to see my Hepatologist on Monday, I wonder should I act all surprised?  Or just walk in, in an Angry Bird costume, with some Krispy Kreme donuts for everybody :)

This goes to show that Victrelis does work for African Americans too.  Praising God for this victory and praying it will continue on to UND, UND, SVR!!  Thanks to everyone in this forum for all of your support, encouragement and wisdom.  We are all walking this journey together.  I wish you all SVR!
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1711722 tn?1356491154
Oops, forgot to post my numbers:

MY VIRAL LOADS:
11/2010 = 2,000,000
5/2011 = 9,260,000
7/2011 = 15,800,000
8/2011 = 10,700,000
9/2011 =   329,000
10/2011 = UND
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Awesome!!!
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1652596 tn?1342015226
so happy for you!!!   belle
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That girl is just GREAT news, being African American with a und at week 8 it just don't get any better then that.

Boceprevir-treated patients who achieved undetectable HCV RNA at treatment Week 8 had a high probability of achieving SVR; indeed, these SVR rates were 89% to 91% for nonblack patients and 78% to 82% for black patients.

I'd go with the Krispy Kremes, enjoy and congrats!!!
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1765684 tn?1333822768
Hey, c'mon everyone.  Easy with those doughnuts.  You know you can spread HCV with those things!

I am SO SO SO happy for you, beeblessed.  Wishing for all wonderful things for you.  :)
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I am so happy for you.  You have given me hope as I am also an African American.  Hang in there.  I will keep you in my prayers. You are my role model.
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Congrats on the UND, thats great news and looks like you are well on your way to SVR. I can almost see your rainbow.

Keith
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Bee...I have tears in my eyes!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congratulations and of course you know I was scrutinizing your numbers....not too many of us doing VIC and every success is HUGE! Wow...makes my rainy day Saturday:-). Bless you and your weekend my friend.

Ps. Pics of Angry bird!!!!!

Hugs~

Vann
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Awesome news!   Some praise needs to go to the Victrelis as well!
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Fantastic news!  Congratulations!  Donuts should be ok so long is they are not creme filled. ;-)
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What can I say? Have tears of joy for u. Soooo
Happy for u..  God bless
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So happy for you!!!  I want some Krispy Kremes!  I have actually been craving them lately and haven't had a doughnut in years.. must be the Vic.   I am 20 weeks in tx with Vic and a CT.. UND since week 7.   Yeah for Victrelis.. we are kicking butt.  
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Congratulations!  What absolutely incredible news!!!  You sure have cause for celebration this weekend!  Post pics of the angry bird costume, lol.  And have as Kristy Kreme donut for me! Pleeez!  :-))  Sooo glad I came online to read these wonderful news!  Gives me strength to know how successful this new combo tx is!  

Blessings to you, Anita
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1768199 tn?1323621536
Woooooohoooooo!   Congrats.

I vote for the Angry Bird costume and doughnuts.

Sherry
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Very happy for you. Congratulations.
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Congratulations !!!!!
This is a good news. I am also African American. I have geno4 and will treat with Victrelis. Please what is your RIBA dose? You have now given me hope. Please keep us posted.
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789911 tn?1368640383
hey bee, so happy to hear that for you!!  
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1770279 tn?1321076678
Truly happy for you. Now just hunker down, stay the course and plug along ... Inspired that your hard work and discomfort may really pay off in the long run.
The Vic gave me good rvr and now struggling a little. Keeping my focus on the future. Let's do this!
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Always great to log on and see these posts! Awesome  news Bee!
Keep up the good fight....
Will
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Way to go! Send some krispy kreme my way! So proud for you
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Oh happy day!   hip hip horay!!!!
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That is great news. So glad to hear it.
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223152 tn?1346981971
Oh my gosh, that is fantastic.  I can only imagine you you felt after the lead-in vl of 329 thousand.  You must be on cloud nine.  Bee, so glad you posted that you are African Am because that gives so many people encouragement.

I would love to see your angry bird costume!

frijole

On forward
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1711722 tn?1356491154
Hello again everyone :)  Just logged on, and your responses have me teary eyed with joy and with laughter!!!  Thank you so, so much for your support, as I do need and appreciate that.  Now I am hungry for those donuts.  Might be too late for the costume but I do love the red angry bird one:

http://angrybirdcostume.com/

Can Do -- Thanks for posting that info
Suzuquee & Jasmine -- LOL!  Thats just so wrong.  You girls are bad :)
Keith -- Wow, what a beautiful image.  Thank you :)
Zako -- I have been on 1000 of RIBA; dose reduced to 400 because of Anemia (yeah, I know, it's a lot, but temporary) on Tuesday; will re-evaluate when I go back to the doc on Monday

EVERYONE, really, you have me crying again with your wonderful, wonderful good wishes.  Keep fighting!!!  Big hugs to all of you!
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190885 tn?1333029491
nice going !!!!! good luck...billy
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FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! I've been waiting to hear that good news from someone! I have adopted AA kids and really needed to hear something positive for them. Thanks for posting and very happy for you :-)
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Hi there.  Thanks so much!  I hope your kids are well and will never have to deal with this.  But yes, there is hope and even more so with the future generation of meds.  I only agreed to tx once the numbers for SVR went higher, because intially I thought, what's the point?? when the odds of clearing (for AA's) was so low.

Working Dog -- Thanks Billy!!  I have learned a lot from your experiences.
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Fantastic! Congratulations! That is absolutely great. I hope you are on to SVR.
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419309 tn?1326506891
Or just walk in, in an Angry Bird costume, with some Krispy Kreme donuts for everybody :)
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Yes, yes, I love it :).  Gotta enjoy life and live your visions.  Add my vote yes.

So great to see your good news, bee... congratulations on getting that golden undetected!  Continued success to you... proof that with faith all things are possible, and statistics don't matter a hill of beans because if you try, you CAN win!  
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You go girl, keep up the good fight and keep us posted.
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1794638 tn?1345158661
That is awesome news and I am so happy for you.    There is nothing like beating this miserable disease.   I know were not out of the woods yet, but you "Beeblessed"   :)        Hugs... Carrie
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Hi again!  Thanks for all of your support and kind words!  Did not get to be an angry bird that day, and I totally forgot about the donuts =(  (stress)  But my doctor was still happy to see me and extra happy with my results and how I have tolerated things so far.

To add to the good news of UND......I re-read the Victrelis protocol.  There are 2 paths (28 weeks vs 48 weeks).  Since I acheived UND at the 8 weeks mark, I will only treat for a total on 28 weeks.  BLESS GOD!!!  I still need to remain UND for the next 2 labs but I am thrilled that my treatment time is shorter =)  The road is a bit more bumpy now but just did shot #10 tonight, so 18 more to go.
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Nice. Keep puttin' one foot in front of the other and you got it.
Congratulations :-)
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Great news Bee!
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