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The news keeps getting better, Day 39

Apr 21, 2012 - 3 comments









clinical trials

What a phenomenal week this has been! On Monday I learn that I'm UND. On Thursday the news arrives from EASL that an unprecedented 100% of GT1's (my genotype) in my BMS/7977 trial made SVR4. And today, Friday, an impressive new study presented in Barcelona shows that when 7977 is in the mix, SVR4 is a good as SVR12 and 24. There is 100% concordance between these three markers in 2 important 7977 trials. So if you make SVR4 after 12 or 24 weeks of treatment that includes 7977, it appears virtually certain that you're truly cured. On top of all this we learn that Ribavirin makes no difference to tne results, and I'm not taking ribavirin.

In other words, I seem to have hit the Hep C jackpot! I appear to be on the best treatment for GT1's of all time. All I can say is WOW. I'm left amazed and a bit dumbfounded. So much good news in 4 short days after years of worry and hardship. I have to pinch myself that this is real. Again I thank all the powers that be, visible and invisible, for this great good fortune. It's possible that some us doing only 12 week treatments may need to extend to 24. But if that's the worst case scenario, I count myself incredibly fortunate. The couple of hundred of us on this combo are indeed blessed.

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by Jimeeboy, Apr 21, 2012
I wholeheartedly concour.  We are extremely fortunate and I also agree that whatever it takes from now on is gravy.  I remember being on triple tx.  Not fun.  This tx is a breeze so far. A walk in the park so far.

Was this study for tx naive people only?  I am a partial responder.  I didn't see results for that.

Have a great day!

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by Dee1956, Apr 21, 2012
So very happy to hear this!!

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by libzo2, Apr 21, 2012
Thank you a thousand times for sharing this ray of hope.  We need a new day..You are radiant in it's sun.

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