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My Hep C Travel Diary, Hepatitis C Advocate
I was fit and healthy for 40 years with hep C, and then one day I went downhill so fast and so suddenly that it looked like I would die.
One of the important things about my journey with hepatitis C was how many people helped me along the way.
With the arrival of the COVID-19 virus the world’s attention has focused on the world of viruses like never before.
Baby boomers score high infection rates because hep C was only discovered in 1989, so they were the first demographic to get widely tested.
The reason that the NVHR is not interested in telling people about the generic hep C option is because it is mostly sponsored by Big Pharma.
I learned that many people contracted hep C from getting dental work done when hygiene standards were not as strict as they are now.
There is really no “free” Hep C treatment: Someone always pays.
Often people are reluctant to start using a hep C medication because they are concerned about the possible side effects during treatment.
For many people getting back to 100% health is quite easy, but for others the damage caused by hep C is difficult to come back from.
I have spent a lot of time and energy figuring out ways to smuggle medicines to people in need of them.
People needing hep C treatment in Cuba can only be treated with interferon and ribavirin, which is a treatment from the Dark Ages of Hep C.
Here is a fantastic story from Jonathan Nakamoto in the USA who treated and cured his hepatitis C with generic Harvoni from India in 2016.
There has been a lot of discussion about the side effects of Harvoni and other hepatitis C treatments with direct acting antivirals.
People with hepatitis C are often desperate and often short of money so they are easy prey for unscrupulous scammers.
I am very aware of the difficulties faced by people in the USA, where Big Pharma artificially inflates the price of critical medicines.
The situation for people with Hepatitis C in the Philippines is difficult, especially for poor people.
Many people take control of their own health and their own destiny to survive hep C. This is one person’s story of how she survived hep C.
I had a bad experience that led me to write this post about getting hepatitis C treatment in Nigeria and poor countries generally.
We all know that the sooner one treats a disease the greater are the chances of a cure without sustaining permanent damage from the disease.
One of the amazing things about the work I do in today’s world is that, via the internet, I hear from people from every country on Earth.
I live in fear for my life every day.
Once a person learns they have Hepatitis C the first thing that they want to know is how to cure Hep C.
The cost of treatment of most genotypes of Hepatitis C can be as low as US$550 using GILEAD-licensed generic medication.
The argument has always been that the risk of damage from ribavirin’s toxicity is offset by its antiviral qualities.
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