Hey UKgirl- what is KWIM???
I don't mind the blood draws but it sounds crazy - almost everyday...
If you now regret it could you get another opportunity. Here in the US, no one offered it to me. I did my own research and contacted them. Oh...what I wouldn't do for national health.....
I would have preferred 24 weeks since this seems very short and risky. Also I really hope I get accepted and REALLY hope I get into the arm with Ribavarin. I think it's randomly assigned 50/50.
I've been at my computer agonizing over this for 14 hours - knowing my luck I won't even get selected.
PSI 7977 has a high barrier to resistance unlike the PIs. That is by itself. If you pair it with BMS 790052 as in this trial, you are really stacking the deck in your favor.
On PSI 7977 ALONE I had a greater than 4 log drop in VL within 72 hours (12 mill to 580). By the end of Day 7 it was more than a 5 log drop. They added BMS on Day 8 and sometime in the next 5 days I was UND. I have stayed UND for the whole trial as has the other 5 people at my trial site, gonnabhepcfree and the others at her trial site and a lady on another forum. I have not heard of one breakthrough nor has anyone I have been associated with.
None of us is on ribavirin. I dont know if I was completely clear at 3 months but I would have felt fine with only 3 month dosing with 2 drugs.
I have all this information in my journals. There are almost 50 journal pages since I started my treatment. If you click on my web page, you will see the journals section listed on the left hand side. Go back to the earlier posts by clicking on the numbers at the top.
I may be a UK girl, but that was only because I was born there :-) Came to the US when I was 18....I'm now a US girl really.So, the trial is here in the US. KWIM (know what I mean).
You're lucky you've only been agonizing over it for 14 hours...I've been agonizing over it for years...LOL. Look what happened to me...You snooze, you loose!
First things first...SCREEN!!
Are you sure about the rescue drugs for 48 weeks?
That seems like a great trial!
Yeah, I think so; I read the consent form. 48 wks for gt 1, 24 for 2 & 3.
I see you're in MD; they're recruiting at John Hopkins and Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore). Here are contact numbers: