I have not posted here is quite some time. I used to be a regular here back in 2006 through 2009. I had HCV and cleared in 2008. I had participated in a trial with a drug called R7128. That drug went on to become sofosbuvir. I just spoke to my cousin and she told me she just found out that she tested positive for HCV. I told her that I will be more than glad to be her sounding board and help guide her through this ordeal. Back in the day I was pretty well versed in all things Hep C. Since then I kind of lost touch with everything going on with all of the new anti-virals out there.
I have a two part question. First sho can recommend a good HCV doctor near Atlanta GA. Second, What can anyone tell me about the new regimens. There seems to be many new drugs or combinations of drugs they are using these days. When I did my trial. I received a polymerase inhibitor in combination with Pegalated Indterferon and Ribavarin. The trail drug (sofosbuvir) had virtually no sides and I cleared in 4 weeks. The peg and riba were horrible (especially the peg) which I had to take for 48 weeks total. I see now that they give sofosbuvir with peg and riba for 12 weeks and now have Harvoni which combines Sofosbuvir with Ledipasvir. CAn anyone speak to this? Experiences? Thanks and be well everyone.