Hepatitis C Genotypes
There are approximately 7 genotypes of the hepatitis C virus in the human population, based on race and ethnicity.
Genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6 & 7
“Europeans usually have hepatitis C genotype 1. Generic Harvoni treats genotypes 1 & 4, sometimes 3. “
FYI: only one hep C patient in the world has genotype 7 and it was discovered in 2013.
To recommend treatment, your doctor will have you do a test for the viral load of the virus. This test will let your doctor know if its necessary to pursue treatment or not. If the viral load is very low then most probably your physician will hold off on treatment, due to the $95,000 cost of Harvoni. If your condition worsens, its better to get your hepatitis C genotype test done and ready for treatment.
This is a very common practice for most doctors because it is known that insurance will not cover it unless your seriously ill and your situation could be life threatening. Your insurance company (technically) will only pay if you have a fibroscan of 3 and above. This is true for most states in the US.
FYI: only since 1992 blood products like blood donation, transfusion and transplants were tested for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Genotypes
How do I start the treatment with Harvoni?
Once your doctor informs you have genotype 1 or 4 they will recommend Harvoni for treatment.
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Let your physician know that you will be working with an American non profit and and Indian non governmental organization to gain access to subsidized and licensed generic Harvoni from India. All of our patients who have gone through our program informed their doctors about Sunny Pharma.
FYI: American doctors in our network refer hep c patients who have been denied by insurance or cannot afford their copay($28,000 to $45,000).
Who are the likely candidates for treatment with Harvoni?
Many baby boomers, born between 1945 to 1965, have a high incidence of HCV infection. These folks who are hepatitis C positive and have genotype 1 & 4 are the best candidates, sometimes genotype 3, for generic Harvoni treatment. Hepatitis C genotype is the key to beating the virus.
After the Treatment with a licensed generic Harvoni?
You’ve completed your treatment, now what. Your doctor should have asked you to take a hepatitis C viral load test after 8 weeks in to your treatment. Compare the viral load with your baseline before you started the treatment. Usually, the generic Harvoni is working and fighting the hepatitis C virus. So, your viral load should be lower than it was earlier. After you completed the treatment, take another viral load test 3 months down the road. Your test results should show that no virus detected. Congratulations, you have completed your treatment and hepatitis C virus load is not detectable. You’ve won, you beat the hepatitis C virus.
FYI: SVR12 means sustained viral response after 12 weeks after completing treatment. SVR24 means sustained viral response after 24 weeks after completing treatment.
Let us know your results after treatment:
We have received 100’s of patients sending us lab tests stating that they have cleared the virus. We always ask our patients to take another viral load test after 12 to 18 months of treatment. This will provide great comfort to be 100% sure that the hepatitis C virus has not relapsed. Ninety-nine percent of the time HCV does not relapse.
We understand that after receiving your treatment from Sunny Pharma you want to forget about this chapter of your life. However, we strongly urge you to communicate with our hepatitis C advocates by email (hcvmeds[email protected]) or a simple phone call (1-858-952-1077) to let us know that you have cleared the virus.
We want to hear from ALL of our patients’ and their loved ones that the generic Harvoni or any of the treatments we provided indeed work to cure hepatitis C.
All generic versions of Harvoni , Sovaldi and Epclusa are manufactured under the license and supervision of Gilead Sciences and the FDA.
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