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    Nonresponders - New Hep C medicines
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    An_239737 posted:
    I am considered a nonresponder. My dr. told me my chances on the new medicines are only 30%. Please give me your input on this. Its rather discouraging.

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    billm57 responded:
    depends on what category of nonresponder you are - non response includes partial response and breakthrough and relapse - relapsers to old meds have around 75-85% chance of svr - partial responders and breakthrough have over 50% chance of svr with new meds - NULL responders chances are around 33% - null response is defined as having less than a 2log drop by week 12 of treatment - partial response is having greater than 2 log drop at week 12 and still detectable at week 24 - relapse is being detectable at 6 months post treatment after being undetectable at end of treatment
     
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    billm57 replied to billm57's response:
    also the amount of liver damage and the IL28 genotype need to be considered also
     
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    goodlittlegirl responded:
    I am in my fourth week of treatment for chronic hep C, genotype 1. Doing very well!
     
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    billm57 replied to goodlittlegirl's response:
    are you using incivek or victrelis - hope it stays that way for you
     
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    goodlittlegirl replied to goodlittlegirl's response:
    I am taking Incivek. I hear info from my PA that some of her patients commented that they were soooooooo tired in the fifth week. I will soon see how that goes, since I'm almost there. But...I'm dancing in a big show tonight and doing some comedy, so thus far I'm not noticing any changes. One-third down...I can DO this!
     
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    OLDTIFF47 replied to goodlittlegirl's response:
    OH YES YOU CAN DO IT.....I JUST KNOW YOU CAN...

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    DON'T TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN...HEAVEN KNOWS WE NEED THEM HERE !!
     
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    goodlittlegirl replied to OLDTIFF47's response:
    Thank you for your kind comments.
     
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    billm57 replied to goodlittlegirl's response:
    lol - u can duuuuu it - great attitude


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