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Tig


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The media does their best to walk a line that promotes a product, that addresses a serious health issue, while dismissing (leaving out) the complexities. They have to do it in a 30-60 second advertisement that reaches people with the disease, reaches people that might have the disease and please the sponsor at the same time. Ive seen most of them and while Im pleased to finally see some attention being paid to our disease, they are more interested in selling their product right now. Its a soft approach, versus something that might frighten or stigmatize the disease more.

Heres a map of the most prevalent genotypes around the globe. If I were to guess, Id say you are right about GT 1a-b being the most often diagnosed genotype in North America and Europe. GT 3 is considered the most difficult to treat, but that should start to change due to these latest protocols.

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Karyl, I've seen them. As if Hep C is "normal." Maybe they mean Genotype 1 or 2? I don't know. I read 3 was hardest to cure but now Epclusa's ability to cure all 6 genotypes may make that a mute point.



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Gail Tanner

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Female

Genotype 2

Fibrosis stage: F1-F2 (minimal fibrosis/scarring)

Diagnosis date: 10/30/18

Treatment started: 2/9/19

HCV medication: Epclusa

Viral load: 3,292,271 Iu/ml

AST: 25 (normal)

ALT: 26 (normal)

ALP: 81

CAP: 226 <10% fat

ANA: 12.8

No prior HCV treatment.

8/19 (EOT): NO HCV DETECTED!!



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I wonder every single time about what they say during the ad. "I had the Normal one" "I didnt'" "I had liver problems" etc. what in the world does this mean? I had hep C for over 40 years and the only "type" they told me I had was 1a.



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65 yo 40+ yrs geno 1a

5 weeks VL undetected. AST 16 ALT 10

VL 5,930,000 AST 29 ALT 29

Fibroscore .40 Stage F1-2

Treatment naive, starting Harvoni 9/23/18 8 weeks

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