I had the pleasure to speak with you yesterday when you
answered my phone call. I forgot if I said thank you. If I
didn't I do now. I started your treatment at the beginning of
September after learning of your book from Dr. Sam Ang.
October 1, I had a blood test done and found that my PCR
results showed a 354,000 copies/ml reduction when compared to
the same test done at the end of December 2000. I am so
thankful that I listen to Dr. Ang and you and chose not to go
on the Interferon.
As I told you there are several of my coworkers who are
also infected. One did go on Interferon (twice) and had no
success either time. In fact he got worse and the treatment
caused damage to his thyroid gland. He also became so
depressed that he had to be placed on three Psych meds to keep
him from harming himself or someone else.
We work for the Department of Correction and our job
requires us to come into physical contact with inmates on a
daily basis. I have heard that here in New York it has been
estimated that approximately 50% of the inmate population are
infected with Hep, HIV, or TB.
My friend was just told that after six months of
peg/interferon he was being taken off again because he was not
responding and the virus was increasing. His doctor told him
he could try going on interferon maintenance for the rest of
his life and that maybe it would hold the virus down. His
answer was "that is no life." I had him read your
book and he said it gave him new hope.
He will be in contact with you soon. I will keep you posted
of my progress and continue to tell anyone who cares to listen
about your book. I will also continue to listen to Bob every
chance I get. If you see him tell him to keep on keeping on.
May God keep you and bless you,
Westchester County, NY