Sophie is the mother of Matthew aged 18 who is undergoing treatment for the second time. He is doing the Abbot M11 652 trial. Matthew caught hepatitis C from Sophie vertically (at birth). Sophie too has undergone a year of pegylated interferon, which didn’t work. Sophie will write about the effects of this trial on both her and Matthew.
It is important to remember that many patients have quite different experiences with treatment. The Hepatitis C Trust aims only to offer impartial information and does not necessarily endorse the opinions held by these blogs. However, we wish Max and Elizabeth all the best and thank them kindly for sharing their experience with us.