| should i try boceprivir?
Apr 22, 2012
Should i give boceprivir a shot after failing on incivik? Ive been through numerous rounds of tx and also am hiv pos.--i was very sik on the incivik regiment,didnt make it to zero---got down to about 18000 then it went back up.hence i came off tx.Now my doc wants to give it a try with boceprivir.I believe chances are like zero that this would work,so is it worth me trying again and being sick as a dog when it proly wont work.SO im on the fence with retreating---any input would be appreciated---regards,kevin
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Kevin I am SO sorry to hear that the treatment was tough for you and you didn't get a good outcome.
The way you describe it, it sounds like your virus bounced back ON treatment. In that case, I would be worried about telaprevir drug resistance leading to resistance to other drugs such as boceprevir.
Would ask your doctor point blank about resistance. Maybe there is something I don't quite understand about your case?
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