So how is everyone. JV ... 13 Aug 2010 17:59
I can see where someone has been making a post almost daily, but when I go to look at it disappears, which I assume means that the person making it is someone that I have to filtered out. Not really wanting to go to the trouble of finding out who it may be, I've decided to just say hi to everyone and have a pos... 6 Aug 2010 10:29
Man Wants to Donate Heart, Liver - Before He Dies
WHITE, Ga. � A Cherokee County man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease is leading a push to let people donate vital organs � before they die. Gary Phebus, of White, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2008. ALS is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurological disease that attacks one's n... 29 Jul 2010 01:03
Well it's been awhile since I've been here
I talked with a lot of you in this group and you were all very happy to help me out with questions. I am now about two months away from starting my Pegasus program, I am stage 2 genome type 1. Could anybody that is familiar with this program refresh me on what I could possibly expect as to sickness and pain. I am ... 28 Jul 2010 16:18
Second round in the woods
Dear All, This support group is extra super! In 2004 was my only source of information. Than I had my first 48 weeks of combo. In 2005 July I relapsed again. For a couple of years I have stopped visiting this group (sorry guys). But now I see this is still alive. Now I started my second round. Week 17/ tonight 1... 24 Jul 2010 11:16
Everybody having a good Summer?
Been quite around here lately! Hope all are having a great summer :) ... 3 Jul 2010 14:37
The competition ~Char
I had a biopsy done at first.....went through 6 months of TX. The last Dr. turned me loose, told me there was nothing they could do, that I had about 10 years before my liver would advance to stage 4.....and to wait for the new drugs being developed....that was it....no follow up care. A year has passed....I f... 19 Jun 2010 09:07
With the diagnosis of a chronic illness, a person is often not prepared for it. A person's life is turned upside down and many of these people experience profound depression which may lead to suicidal behavior. Hepatitis, AIDS, Research Trust and A Touch of Kindness are putting together a monthly newsletter de... 14 Jun 2010 12:55
Fatigue Relief Plus report (well, sort of)
"Marco Sax" <saxartNO(a)gmail.com> wrote in message news:1jjy46n.1phfx4m11d88woN%saxartNO(a)gmail.com... until then... hugs from a warm, cloudy and rainy Italy (that doesn' help either!) -- ciao Marco Sax And hugs from a warm, cloudy Northeast Georgia. I'm sorry it didn't work. ... 12 Jun 2010 08:16
The HCV SPRINT-1 study is an open-label Phase 2 trial that enrolled 595 previously untreated patients with hard-to-treat HCV genotype 1. In Part 1, participants were randomly allocated to receive various schedules of 800 mg 3-times-daily boceprevir + 1.5 mcg/kg once-weekly pegylated interferon alfa-2b (PegIntro... 17 Jun 2010 08:58
Hep C Drug raises cure rates
http://www.thebody.com/content/news/art56970.html Hepatitis C Drug Raises Cure Rate in Late Trial June 7, 2010 A Phase III trial of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' experimental hepatitis C virus drug telepravir boosted cure rates of infected patients taking standard treatment, the firm recently announced. With s... 8 Jun 2010 12:38
win Sony Vaio VGN Series (195 credits) or MacBook Pro 15.4" (295 credits
Do you want to win Sony Vaio VGN Series (195 credits) or MacBook Pro 15.4" (295 credits) Try this link http://ezlaptop.com/?r=789278 You will not lose anything try ... 1 Jun 2010 10:53
FibroScan in USA?
hi all for those of you interested, you may want to google FibroScan. My latest Clinical Care Options module has a segment (streaming video) where the doctor says that the technology is in wide use in Europe and is being tested now by the FDA in the USA. Apparently biopsies at their best are only 90% accur... 10 Jun 2010 20:11
Online abbreviation for Telaprevir?
Peg = pegasys Riba = ribavirin I propose: TP = telaprevir Any better suggestions? ... 22 May 2010 22:34
Well, here's my status report. I responded to treatment and got to zero fast, but 2 months after my 48 weeks ended in 2007, my PCR showed a little virus, and 3 months later, a lot again. I still feel treatment helped me overall. However, I'm permanently on thyroid meds (a problem I never had before), it's ... 22 May 2010 22:34
hey everybody! how you all doin? I've been thinking about changing jobs, after the ordeal of treatment I realized life is too short for this much worry and work and I"m looking for something with less responsibility and, no doubt, less pay. anyway, I'm worried that if I change jobs, I'll be denied insurance cov... 21 May 2010 16:09
What causes hepatitis C to spread
Hepatitis C spreads when the immune system is weak. The question the is why do some have it and others dont ... 1 Jun 2010 15:19
Russ, happy belated birthday
Russ, think this is the first time in 6 years to miss your birthday. Hope you get the message and have another great year. Well, hope you had a fantastic birthday wherever you may be this year and hope your still playing a little guitar when you can. Dwight ... 18 May 2010 01:41
Quiet on the board... maybe a good thing?
It's true, there's hardly any chatter here these days compared to "the old days." Thinking back, most of our discussions were about the basics of hep c, treatment and side effects, lifestyle suggestions and so on. The basics. Today, most people, even those newly diagnosed, are given far more information and ... 23 May 2010 23:25
http://whatstheharm.net/ Just sayin'. ... 23 May 2010 23:25