Brooklyn, New York
Diagnosed with Hep B in 1990, Hep C in 1989

In addition to having hepatitis C, I am co-infected with HIV and Hep B. I completed Harvoni, the new treatment for hep C. I felt great and looked great during treatment. I actually had no side effects at all, not even a headache. I am now cured. The treatment went very well, and I highly recommend it. I thank God for this treatment.

Now I get to help others with hep C. I work in a clinic as a senior peer educator. The clinic just received a hep C grant, and I will share my story and my joy of being cleared of hep C.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Strong, caring and very energetic

What is your greatest achievement?
Staying motivated and positive in my mind

What is your greatest regret?
That this treatment was not out sooner

What keeps you up at night?

If you could change one thing about living with viral hepatitis, what would it be?
I never would have led a crazy life.

What is the best advice you ever received?
Go for it.

What person in the viral hepatitis community do you most admire?

What drives you to do what you do?
My inner spirit; someone helped me, now I want to help others.

What is your motto?

You go, girl.

If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
My dog

If you could be any animal, what would you be? And why?
A dog, because it is man’s best friend