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Simple Definition: Hep C comes from the Hep C Virus. You get the Hep C Virus from infected blood. Millions have it and most don€™t know it. Treatment works half the time for some and barely for everyone else. Blacks and Hispanics are more affected than everyone else. Leaders and studies from these cultures on a ground level are rare so any change is slow in comin€™

Complicated Definition: A disease caused by the Hepatitis C Virus, which specifically attacks functions of the liver, this is a strain of Hepatitis that does not have a cure or vaccine.

Hepatitis C is contracted from infected blood and blood products that are transferred to the bodily fluid of the uninfected victim. Current €œblood bridges€ such as a razor, toothbrush, nail files, incorrectly or not sterilized piercing or tattoo tool or the draw from a reused ink cartridge, unclean or not sterilized syringe or the draw from a reused vial are also included infection vessels.

Approximately 5 million people in the United States are known to carry the virus more than half do not realize they are infected due to the fact 80% of victims show no sign or symptom until liver functions are disrupted.

Treatment exists and is successful approximately 50% of the time for Caucasian, genotype-one patients. People of African, Hispanic, Latino and Mexican decent respond to treatment approximately 30% of the time. Same affected cultures are also highly afflicted perhaps due to lack of active advocacy from cultural leaders along with sparse study participation.
Dude's got Hep C...What's that?
What'cha don't do nothing about is gonna cost ya.
by Make A Difference. July 12, 2008

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Simple Definition: Hep C comes from the Hep C Virus. You get the Hep C Virus from infected blood. Millions have it and most don’t know it. Treatment works half the time for some and barely for everyone else. Blacks and Hispanics are more affected than everyone else. Leaders and studies from these cultures on a ground level are rare so any change is slow in comin’

Complicated Definition: A disease caused by the Hepatitis C Virus, which specifically attacks functions of the liver, this is a strain of Hepatitis that does not have a cure or vaccine.

Hepatitis C is contracted from infected blood and blood products that are transferred to the bodily fluid of the uninfected victim. Current “blood bridges” such as a razor, toothbrush, nail files, incorrectly or not sterilized piercing or tattoo tool or the draw from a reused ink cartridge, unclean or not sterilized syringe or the draw from a reused vial are also included infection vessels.

Approximately 5 million people in the United States are known to carry the virus more than half do not realize they are infected due to the fact 80% of victims show no sign or symptom until liver functions are disrupted.

Treatment exists and is successful approximately 50% of the time for Caucasian, genotype-one patients. People of African, Hispanic, Latino and Mexican decent respond to treatment approximately 30% of the time. Same affected cultures are also highly afflicted perhaps due to lack of active advocacy from cultural leaders along with sparse study participation.
Dude's got Hepatitis C...What's that?
What'cha don't do nothing about is gonna cost ya.
by Make A Difference. July 10, 2008

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HCV
Simple Definition: Hep C comes from the Hep C Virus. You get the Hep C Virus from infected blood. Millions have it and most don’t know it. Treatment works half the time for some and barely for everyone else. Blacks and Hispanics are more affected than everyone else. Leaders and studies from these cultures on a ground level are rare so any change is slow in comin’

Complicated Definition: A disease caused by the Hepatitis C Virus, which specifically attacks functions of the liver, this is a strain of Hepatitis that does not have a cure or vaccine.

Hepatitis C is contracted from infected blood and blood products that are transferred to the bodily fluid of the uninfected victim. Current “blood bridges” such as a razor, toothbrush, nail files, incorrectly or not sterilized piercing or tattoo tool or the draw from a reused ink cartridge, unclean or not sterilized syringe or the draw from a reused vial are also included infection vessels.

Approximately 5 million people in the United States are known to carry the virus more than half do not realize they are infected due to the fact 80% of victims show no sign or symptom until liver functions are disrupted.

Treatment exists and is successful approximately 50% of the time for Caucasian, genotype-one patients. People of African, Hispanic, Latino and Mexican decent respond to treatment approximately 30% of the time. Same affected cultures are also highly afflicted perhaps due to lack of active advocacy from cultural leaders along with sparse study participation.
Dude got HCV...What's that?
What'cha don't do nothing about is gonna cost ya.
by Make A Difference. July 10, 2008

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When you can't get close enough to say it out loud you can silently ask anyone if they support positive awareness of Hepatitis C.

A silent campaign to help patients and victims too silent for too long. Created so musicians or speakers can ask from a stage or people can ask from the audience. The answer can be given the same way as the question.

Because way too much ignorance surrounds patients and victims of the HCV people think they have to keep the disease a secret. There is a growing movement to raise awareness, ask questions, demand support where there is none and never has been any.

Create the sign for "C" with your right hand or your left hand facing the to the left. The goal is to allow the person looking at you see a "C"
It ain't the finger. It doesn't mean call me. When you thro the Sign For C with your hand makin the C sign its a shout out sayin it's time for positive awareness of Hepatitis C. You askin the question, are ya down?
by Make A Difference. July 29, 2008

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