Age Diagnosed: 57
Current Age: 63
From: New York
Acute or Chronic: chronic
Cured Hep C: September 2012
Treatment Length: 12 weeks
Treatment used: GS 7977 and BMS 790052 (daclatasvir) without Ribavirin
One of many success stories with GS-7977 & daclatasvir WITHOUT interferon OR ribavirin! Ralph treated for 12 weeks and should be receiving his SVR12 on September 10th, 2012.
"Treatment History: Treatment naïve prior to starting GS-7977 + Daclatasvir on March 13, 2012, treatment completed on June 4th.
July 17 – I made it to SVR4! I am feeling incredibly grateful and the two others that I know of on exactly the same trial also made SVR4. It turns out we're on the world's most successful trial for Genotype 1's. All of the genotype 1's on the GS-7977 + Daclatasvir protocol made it to SVR4. Four weeks post treatment and they are still listed as virus undetectable. This looks like this really is the Interferon and Ribavirin free cure. What great good fortune we had to have done it!
I've basically felt well since I stopped the treatment almost six weeks ago now. I have a bit of tiredness and sluggishness sometimes, nothing major."
Jul 17, 2012 -
"I was thrilled to get the news yesterday that I was UND at week 4 post treatment - early cure. So are the two others I know of who are doing this trial. We are incredibly fortunate. It really does look like this combo is the interferon and ribavirin free cure. Gilead and BMS must know if everyone who made SVR4 on the 24 week version of the trial also made SVR12. Are they not releasing the data because they don't want more pressure to go to Phase 3 trials? I suspect and hope that there was total concordance between SVR4 and 12, as there has been with other trials with 7977. Would love to know those results. But meanwhile I am a very, very happy man. Feel blessed and grateful."
Note to Supporters: If the rest of us are going to get this CURE for ourselves and our loved ones, we have got to take action! Please help by asking all you know to sign the petition and by telling everyone about the AMAZING SUCCESS of the drug combination of GS-7977 + Daclatasvir (without ribavirin or interferon). Our very lives depend on IT!