I'm genotype 3a. He said this is why I will only do 6 months of tx.
My fear is that 6 months is not enough and will make it come back
resistant and worse than before tx. I hear that happens alot! But it
could be those are the 1a-1b genotypes.
I'm doing tx mainly because I am so sick and am hoping it helps
me feel better eventually. I have all the sides now so figure it can
get worse but only by degrees at this point--unless of course it
causes some type of permanent damage like to my thyroid.
>From: "Alleypat" <alleypat@...>
>Subject: RE: suzy/marty 12 month tx info request
>Gina... how long you do treatment depends on your genotype mostly. Which
>genotype are you?
>I'm a 1b. If I go PCR negative by the 6th month of treatment, I will
>continue tretament for my full 48 weeks. However, if I don't go pcr neg by
>6th month, I will discontinue treatment as studies show that I will not go
>negative even with more treatment. And since my liver is in almost
>perfection condition, I don't need the treatment to help it at this point.