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(9 News)   About that procedure you had between the dates of Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 28, 2012 at Poudre Valley Hospital, Everything looks fine oh, and we're going to need you to come in and get tested for hepatitis C   (9news.com) divider line 43
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2013-12-30 08:53:04 PM
Again?
 
2013-12-30 08:54:43 PM
I mean, who hasn't had a minor bout of hep C?
 
2013-12-30 09:27:55 PM
Hey, there's a cure and it only costs $1000 a pill.
 
2013-12-30 09:30:19 PM
If you've got $84,000 lying around, they've got pills for that now.

http://www.fark.com/comments/8079850
 
2013-12-30 09:31:23 PM
It's always something...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-30 09:34:35 PM
Good. I'm tired of getting syphilis from procedures.
 
2013-12-30 09:35:08 PM
It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!
 
2013-12-30 09:37:23 PM
Oh and pegylated interferon syringes are really freaking big since they go right into your liver to stave off the infection -- that means that nice tender skin in your torso. And the lumens in the needles are really wide (thicker needles) to prevent blood from clotting.

;)
 
2013-12-30 09:38:26 PM
What?  Did they hire Pamela Anderson as a scrub nurse?
 
2013-12-30 09:42:55 PM

Weatherkiss: Oh and pegylated interferon syringes are really freaking big since they go right into your liver to stave off the infection -- that means that nice tender skin in your torso. And the lumens in the needles are really wide (thicker needles) to prevent blood from clotting.

;)


Yeah, but don't you get to collect disability? That's like, free money for doing nothing.
 
2013-12-30 09:47:00 PM
Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000
 
2013-12-30 09:54:35 PM

badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000


Good news: single-payer would take care of that.
Bad news: saving your life is communism.
 
2013-12-30 10:01:42 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000

Good news: single-payer would take care of that.
Bad news: saving your life is communism.



This makes me wonder how much it would cost to globally eradicate HepC.  I'm not really sure you could do it if you didn't have a good vaccine to go along with the new drug
 
2013-12-30 10:02:41 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000

Good news: single-payer would take care of that.
Bad news: saving your life is communism.



You think things are expensive now, wait until they are free!
 
2013-12-30 10:02:56 PM
As a former employee of PVH myself oh lawdy do I ever wanna know who the junkie is!
 
2013-12-30 10:03:51 PM

Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!


Or you could pay $84k and be cured.
 
2013-12-30 10:05:12 PM
At least it wasn't face-eating fungus.
 
2013-12-30 10:10:40 PM
Just to be on the safe side, all you ladies check your poudre valleys.
 
2013-12-30 10:12:31 PM

Bonzo_1116: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000

Good news: single-payer would take care of that.
Bad news: saving your life is communism.


This makes me wonder how much it would cost to globally eradicate HepC.  I'm not really sure you could do it if you didn't have a good vaccine to go along with the new drug


It think it would be impossible to eradicate it without a vaccine. Without quarantining and testing everyone.
 
2013-12-30 10:19:05 PM

badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000


But you get a free frozen yoghurt, which I like to call "frogurt".
 
2013-12-30 10:23:23 PM

exatron: badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000

But you get a free frozen yoghurt, which I like to call "frogurt".


That's good.
 
2013-12-30 10:25:08 PM

Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!


Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?
 
2013-12-30 10:27:07 PM
It's fine, we have a cure.

for $1k a pill
 
2013-12-30 10:29:37 PM

peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?


Several yearsish.
 
2013-12-30 10:35:19 PM
Oh, fantastic. I was in PVH during that time.  Feel fine, though.

Un-fun facts: Matthew Shepard died at our hospital, and Jake ("Anakin") Lloyd and Jon ("Napoleon") Heder were born here.
 
2013-12-30 10:53:44 PM

Weatherkiss: exatron: badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000

But you get a free frozen yoghurt, which I like to call "frogurt".

That's good.


The frogurt is also cursed.
 
2013-12-30 10:54:54 PM

Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?

Several yearsish.


30 plus?
 
2013-12-30 11:00:55 PM

exatron: Weatherkiss: exatron: badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000

But you get a free frozen yoghurt, which I like to call "frogurt".

That's good.

The frogurt is also cursed.


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-12-30 11:01:53 PM

peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?

Several yearsish.

30 plus?


Maybe. Seems a little long though. Symptoms would have likely started appearing before then.
 
2013-12-30 11:14:35 PM

Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?

Several yearsish.

30 plus?

Maybe. Seems a little long though. Symptoms would have likely started appearing before then.


I ask because I keep hearing that baby boomers should all get tested because of drug use in the seventies.  That would mean like 30 to 40 years.  That seems like an awfully long time.
 
2013-12-30 11:23:35 PM

peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?

Several yearsish.

30 plus?

Maybe. Seems a little long though. Symptoms would have likely started appearing before then.

I ask because I keep hearing that baby boomers should all get tested because of drug use in the seventies.  That would mean like 30 to 40 years.  That seems like an awfully long time.


I've seen stranger things happening, but unless said boomer(s) were heavily involved in heroin and sharing needles, I wouldn't particularly worry about it.
 
2013-12-30 11:30:21 PM
"Honey, the hospital called. They want their Hep C back."
 
2013-12-30 11:33:15 PM

badhatharry: Bad news: You have Hep C
Good news: They just invented a cure.
Bad news: It costs $80,000


News flash. $80,000 is cheap if it works. Do you have any idea how much is spent on incurable diseases. It's a bargain.
 
2013-12-30 11:39:41 PM

Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: peacheslatour: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Do you know how long a person can have it before symptoms show up?

Several yearsish.

30 plus?

Maybe. Seems a little long though. Symptoms would have likely started appearing before then.

I ask because I keep hearing that baby boomers should all get tested because of drug use in the seventies.  That would mean like 30 to 40 years.  That seems like an awfully long time.

I've seen stranger things happening, but unless said boomer(s) were heavily involved in heroin and sharing needles, I wouldn't particularly worry about it.


Thanks for replying.  I feel much better.  This is why I love fark.
 
2013-12-30 11:50:17 PM
WTF is it with colorado and the Hep fairy? This is the second "possible mass infection" story I've heard in a few years.
 
2013-12-30 11:52:58 PM
The cost of materials for the vaccine is around $1 per pill.
In an interview with the company President that bought the rights to the medicine from the actual inventing medical start up, said the $84,000 was to recoup the $11 Billion purchase price. He said once that investment was recouped that he could easily see the treatment being reduced in price to around 1 or 2 thousand dollars per treatment cycle.
11,000,000,000/84,000 = 130,952 treatments
There are more than 2 million people estimated to have Hepatitus C in the world.

To recoup the cost and cure the estimated population, the treatments would actually only need to cost 11,000,000,000/2,000,000=$5500.00 over 90 days or ~61.11 a day.
Of course the cost would go down further, as more infections occur and actual vaccination procedures are put in place to protect uninfected individuals in areas that are prone to outbreaks, etc.

Putting that into perspective the daily dose of medicine to reduce the HIV blood carrier load of virus to "unmeasurable" is now $0.40  USD per day.
Of course a person in Zimbabwe, with their inflationary problems, would be the equivalent of 40 Trillion in the Zimbabwean currency, but... In terms of costs reducing quickly, it is very probable that within 5 years the Hep C cure would be closer the HIV dosage cost, than anywhere near the $1,000.00 a day ($84,000 total cost) that was mentioned in various articles referenced earlier.
 
2013-12-31 12:11:00 AM

Acravius: but... In terms of costs reducing quickly, it is very probable that within 5 years the Hep C cure would be closer the HIV dosage cost, than anywhere near the $1,000.00 a day ($84,000 total cost) that was mentioned in various articles referenced earlier.


More realistically, it will continue to cost thousands, simply because f#ck you, that's why.

Unfortunately most pharmaceutical companies don't appear to be in it for the greater good, but to make money hand over fist. After all, why charge $1000 and make good money when you can charge $10,000 and make a shiatload of money?
 
2013-12-31 12:14:19 AM

majestic: Weatherkiss: It takes less than one drop of Hep C tainted blood to effectively infect you. Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

There is no cure. You will endure a life of painful syringes on a semi-regular basis which consists of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. Cirrhosis will possibly become a reality as your diseased liver degrades even more. You get to look forward to being put on a list for a liver transplant, the surgery, and a lifetime of antirejection drugs that make you more susceptible for illness -- in addition to the fact your blood is already tainted with Hep C and your new liver will also become inevitably diseased.

You may not know you even have Hep C until it's too late. You could have it right now because it's asymptomatic until it starts giving you problems.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Or you could pay $84k and be cured.


static3.fjcdn.com
 
2013-12-31 01:51:30 AM

peacheslatour: ask because I keep hearing that baby boomers should all get tested because of drug use in the seventies. That would mean like 30 to 40 years. That seems like an awfully long time.


People that are infected can be asymptomatic for 30-40 years before liver damage shows up. And that's often the first noticeable symptom which isn't good at all. So getting tested is a good idea after after age 40 or 50. And while it's true that while IV drug use is a major source of infection, it can also be sexually transmitted, and sometimes from other sorts of exposure since Hep C is far more robust than HIV.

\Remembering my days of casual sex.
\\Both of them
 
2013-12-31 02:40:05 AM

Weatherkiss: Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.


www.wordsandphotos.org
 
2013-12-31 04:18:09 AM

DrPainMD: Weatherkiss: Hep C can survive outside the body for up to 16 hours, and even as long as 4 days.

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Optimal conditions, etc.

I know I butchered that sentence.
 
2013-12-31 05:16:43 AM

peacheslatour: Thanks for replying.  I feel much better.  This is why I love fark.


You're going to go with that?

Sure, you're probably okay, but why not just get tested?
 
2013-12-31 08:24:42 AM

Excelsior: Acravius: but... In terms of costs reducing quickly, it is very probable that within 5 years the Hep C cure would be closer the HIV dosage cost, than anywhere near the $1,000.00 a day ($84,000 total cost) that was mentioned in various articles referenced earlier.

More realistically, it will continue to cost thousands, simply because f#ck you, that's why.

Unfortunately most pharmaceutical companies don't appear to be in it for the greater good, but to make money hand over fist. After all, why charge $1000 and make good money when you can charge $10,000 and make a shiatload of money?


They will make it available for free for poor people. They will charge crazy prices to Cananda, England and US insurance companies. Because somebody has to pay for this shiat.
 
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