how sensitive were the tests used in July and Nov?
what was your total tx time? You have been negative for two months post tx, and still negative.
what was your genotype again?
The tests were Bayer and only down to 615 IU/ml. I am 1a genotype. I treated for approx 70 weeks to get my first UND in July, then had to stop treatment and Aug it came back 750,000. Started treatment and it was UND in Sept, not tested in Oct. Became ill and had to stop treatment again but it was still UND in Nov. I don't want to loose this opportunity especially since I have the meds. I think the doctors are just trying to cover themselves but I don't think the virus cares much when my appointment is. When I saw the liver enymes jump I just did it. So far no problem. Just don't know if owning up to it will cause a problem or maybe solve theirs. Thank you so much for answering
Sally,,,sorry to hear you are having problems. If I was you,,,I would get a PCR as soon as possible if that means having your family dr do it and if you are detectable then make your appointment next month to decide best stragedy for you go on this. Once you have stopped the meds for a period,,,,you pretty much have to start back from square 1. I understand what you are saying about having them in your fridge but I don't think I would take them now until you find out if you have a viral load.
I think if you're in the middle of fighting a 'stubborn' lung infection, the doctors are doing better than "just trying to cover themselves" - sounds like they might have an honest interest in your well-being.
Thanks for all response. I guess I still have time next week to decide if I will continue. Maybe I will press to talk to my doctor again. I just really hate to start over at this point. I have 10 more days on the ribasome and I really feel much better. I will take all you say in to consideration. Wishing you well
I had spent hours looking for a study that I had bookmark a while back and could not find it. It dealt with controlled interruption of tx, and how subjects achieved SVR with it. People were treated, then tx stopped for two wks and then restarted. It allowed for the immune system to develop a way to keep hcv away. maybe you did too. it could be that the interruption and restart is all you needed to get svr. I will be at work tomorrow and that is where I have that bookmark, I'll see if i can find it. Two months off tx and you are still neg, is a good sign. but it could come back or it could stay down, no way of knowing unless they do better testing.