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Thanks Gabbiegal, WendyO and Tig. Yes, the rest of the email advised about avoiding possible reinfection.  That is now very important. I'll do my best. I don't have to worry about sharing my razor, most people won't even touch a straight razor. I shave like my grandfather did. It's good for the environment.

Thanks for the well wishes, and I hope you all are enjoying every dayy

peace

James



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- Long may you run



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Congrats James. Cured = you will not infect someone else. However, remember we can get reinfected so use precautions as far as tattoos, sharing items such as toothbrush, razor, etc. 


 Congrats James!!!!! So relieved for you.

I wanted to point out, as Wendy has mentioned the razors,toothbrushes and such---during my course of treatment I have been tossing razors after one use and changing out my toothbrush weekly. No one mentioned doing so but it made sense to me. Anyone else?



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Diagnosed 10 years ago with Hep C and was found to have had Hep B at some point. Probably have had Hep C for over 30 years

Beginning stages of cirrhosis detected

SOT July 3/17 (Harvoni)

Virus Undetected Aug. 6/17

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Congrats James. Cured = you will not infect someone else. However, remember we can get reinfected so use precautions as far as tattoos, sharing items such as toothbrush, razor, etc. 



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Wendy 53 y/o, DX 1994, geno 1A F1

1999 TX 1 - Inter -non responder 2001 TX 2 - Peg + Riba - viral load tripled and taken off

T3:  Harvoni 12 weeks Sept. 19, 2015 ALT 41 AST 30 VL 541800 UND at EOT and SVR 24 ALT 18 AST 26 platelets 223

 

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Hi James,

If the test was done 12 weeks after the end of treatment and the result was listed as virus undetected or not detected, then it is called SVR 12 (sustained viral response). That is considered cured. Congratulations! Enjoy that Hep free future!



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Greetings my C friends. I've been out of touch for a while, hope you are all doing well. I'm doing very well. From an email I received from my C specialist: "On June 29, 2017 there was no Hepatitis C virus detected. This is a cure." Wow. Thank you all for the help, information, and guidance given. I know, it's mid August already, sorry the late notice, the days seem to have gotten shorter. Better late... Anyway, as usual, I have a couple of questions. Cured is kind of strong, although a permanent UND could be considered a cure. It it mostly always permanent? And am I now NOT a carrier of the the virus? I mean, if I happen to cut myself, and my blood somehow gets into someone else's bloodstream, could they get Hep C ? Or is an undetectable amount of the virus also un-transmittable?

Cheers,

James



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M, 59 yrs. Diagnosed circa '97, 3b. Probable cause: Blood transfusion circa 1984. 2017 Fibroscan:F1. No treatment at all until  Jan. 2017. Epclusa, EOT was 3.28.17. UND at first, 2nd, and third VL tests.

- Long may you run

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