More important, it got you to where you are now. Since my weight dropped to 152, they've suggested I drop
my riba from 1200 as well. No way, Hose.
Most docs test at week 12, but there's no reason (other than insurance maybe) you shouldn't be able to get your viral load at week 4 like Omyst. (I had mine tested weekly for the first 12 weeks.)
As far as your husband's specialist not talking to you, consider shopping around for another specialist while you're waiting for that appointment.