Feb 23, 2012
I'm 57 and have stage 4 cirrhosis. Now nearly completed my 6th week on PegIntron. The RNA-HCV test after 4 weeks showed viral load of 44, down from about 700,000. They say anything under 100 is considered negative or an "EVR". The side effects don't seem quite as bad as I expected, except for an itchy dry rash over about half my body and several boils, apparently caused by the low white blood cell side effect.
I feel if I can make it to the last (24th) week of treatment I have a decent chance of success (SVR).