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Hepatitis C and Coinfection
      05/15/06 05:29 AM

Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver.

Over 5 million Americans in this country are infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for liver transplants. The demand for organs and the ratio of available donor organs are sadly not nearly sufficient.

Over 300,000 (and I personally believe this figure is way outdated) are coinfected HIV/HCV. The leading cause of death with people with AIDS is liver related.

The Hepatitis C community can learn much from AIDs advocates and activists, but more important, we need to join forces to effectively make the general public aware of this epidemic.

Thank you for letting me go on and on. Maybe we can start a thread about Hepatitis C?

For those of you who live in the New York Tri-State Area, I'm including info about an awareness march on May 18th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email at the address below my name.

Good Nite
Awareness March Info:
The Latino Organization for Liver Awareness (LOLA) is hosting the 2nd NY Hepatitis C March to City Hall Park:


Thursday, May 19, 2006
Battery Park, NYC
Registration and speakers 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
March will commence at noon.

For more info contact

Just tell em Status C Unknown sent you, lol

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* Hepatitis C and Coinfection statusCunknown 05/15/06 05:29 AM
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