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1815939 tn?1377991799

Treatment Outcome with High Viral Load

Hi,

I am new to the forum. I have been recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C. My viral load is 16.4 million. Has anyone with a viral load that high had success with triple medication treatment (Pegasys, Ribavirin and Incivek)? I will start on triple med treatment this Monday. I am hoping for SVR.

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1689583 tn?1387752394
I have vl of 560,000 1a also ,and waiting to start treatment . I hope I rid of it by week 4 and stay that way .Anyone else similar to me and now undetected and finished treatment early ?
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i have a viral load of 11700 RNA  copies .  .Can anybody recommedn if shall i take treatement or wait   I have recurring jaudice  from  last  nine months clearing indicating crhoric hep c .  I had my first jaudice on feb 21 .  
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For many people the new medications (Incivek or Victrelis) will not out most of the virons. The key is whether you have a good response to the interferon and ribavirin which is needed to knock out the virons resistant to the new medications. Basically your chance with triple therapy is as good as anyone else.
best of luck,
Dave
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1826037 tn?1320337314
mine was 12 million geno type 1a triple tx with incivek und in 2 weeks !!!! im cc if that makes a diff ...cc is supposed to be the easiest then ct then tt takes longer i guess...good luck !!!! go forth and kill that hep c !!!
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1491755 tn?1333201362
Know a guy 22 million UND week four.
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Yes I was scared when I got my VL of 8 million. It seemed so high. The old protocol would consider that VL high and meant treatment for 48 weeks. I ended up doing a trial with Telap and virus was gone in less then 3 weeks. These new PI's kill the dragon FAST!
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1838324 tn?1318521364
I am (WAS) Genotype 1 i am currently finishing my treatment and was called today and told i am totally undetectable and my viral load dropped to ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so overwhelmed with happiness.
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1815939 tn?1377991799
Thanks so much to everyone who responded. I am much more optimistic now and will hope for SVR.
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768754 tn?1373918737
I had a similar question.  Thanks for posting.  The responses are hopeful!  
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1253246 tn?1332073310
My brother is txing and had a starting Viral load of 49,000,000.After two weeks it was 300 Waiting for 4 week results now.Hoping they are UND !!!!! cindy
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1815939 tn?1377991799
Thank you everyone. I have to admit when I was first diagnosed in July of this year I was stunned. A week or so later I got the viral load count and it seemed extremely high. After reading all of your replies, I am now much more optimistic. Thanks again!
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1747881 tn?1546175878
Are you SVR yet ?
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not anymore!!! I am GT 1a and I know two others who got similar results with the new combos on the market are just made for the 1a people.  
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1747881 tn?1546175878
You have a 75% chance which is up from 40% before addition of incivek
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1815939 tn?1377991799
I forgot to mention that I am Genotype 1 and I do know that Genotype 1 does not respond as well as some other Genotypes.
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1815939 tn?1377991799
To Ajw78757 and curiouslady1,

Thank you both for responding. This gives me hope that I, too, can beat this virus.
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1726450 tn?1316282511
I had a viral load of over 20 million that went down to only 40 in one week and then undetectable by week 4. I am on week 8 now.
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Shouldn't make a difference.  I had 13 mill and went UND in an all oral trial inside of two weeks.  If the drugs are powerful enough and fit your GT they tear through it like a house afire.  
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