Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday 5-5-2011

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Hi Everyone

Update for my recent Clinic appointment with Liver Specialist on the 04-05-11, I will be having another HepB Pcr DNA soon to find out how the medication Tenofovir is working and hopefully this time would be really great to get an Undetected result.....

Take Care all

John

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

01-03-11

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Here is the link kindly sent by Anna in regards to the Tenofovir
Go into the HepB section and there is a lot of good info also....
Thanx Anna



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2-12-2010

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This is the link to the Studie notes on Tenofovir or Viread and makes for intersting reading.

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2010_conference/aasld/docs/1102_d.html

Take Care
John

Saturday, October 23, 2010

23-10-2010 Day 30

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Hi Everyone

A bit late with this and have some news to update and also wishing fellow Tx people with either HepB or HepC good days ahead....
Congratulations to all who have finished Tx and many others who are about to.... :)


18 November 2009    .
A medication designed for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infections will be subsidised under the PBS at the start of next month.
Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) will be included on the PBS under the Section 100 Highly Specialised Drugs Program and will require private hospital authority.
Also indicated for the treatment of HIV, Viread can be prescribed for sufferers of hepatitis B (HBV) who either are treatment naive, have failed other antiviral treatment or show evidence of liver inflammation.
It does not requiring fasting or mealtime planning and comes in a once-a-day dose.
Associate Professor Simone Strasser from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney said Viread provided another option in the fight against chronic HBV, a potentially fatal condition which was significantly under-diagnosed in Australia.
"Chronic hepatitis B is a significant community issue with the incidence rate among Australians estimated to rise from 187,000 to 276,000 in the next decade," Assoc Prof Strasser said.
"Most people with chronic hepatitis B are infected by the time they reach their third birthday, but may remain unaware they have the disease for many years, until it begins to cause serious health issues."
Viread works by suppressing viral replication and, according to its manufacturer Gilead Sciences, clinical studies had shown that Viread reduced the virus to undetectable levels in 90 per cent of hepatitis B antigen negative patients and in 76 per cent of hepatitis B antigen positive patients.
"Any new medication designed to help people with chronic hepatitis B is very welcome – particularly one like Viread which, to date, has not resulted in any HBV resistance," director of liver services at Concord Hospital Dr Alice Lee said.
John

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10-10-2010 Day 17

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Hi

Sorry I have not updated my blog lately due to some unforseen events and a meet up with my Tx buddies.

John

Here is an excellent site with lots of information  http://www.medicinenet.com/hepatitis_b/article.htm

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

23-9-2010 Day 7

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Hi Everyone

Updating my Tenofovir treatment video and the response I have had from the medication, hopefully by next post I will have some blood results and news to tell.

John