View Full Version : New Website For Hepatitis C
12-20-2001, 10:39 PM
You can now find out more information in relation to Hepatitis C in my new website. If you are interested in reading more about the subject please check into the following link:
Raven's Hepatitis C Homepage (http://www.polarhome.com/~poetica/)
Hope you will visit it and become informed about this viral threat to all.
12-21-2001, 04:44 AM
Raven, great site. It looks like a enormous amount of work! Wise.
01-19-2002, 09:45 PM
Raven, thanks for the referral. I have hepatitis C and my enzymes are up. To make things worse, I was left paralyzed from the waist down in an auto accident on March 13, 2000. I'm 50 and wonder how long I'll live. Are their other quads and paras in these forums who have hep C? It would be nice to hear from you.
[This message was edited by Scribe on January 24, 2002 at 01:23 AM.]
01-21-2002, 07:02 PM
One of the things that I have also been attempting to do is get the posters here to find out whether they might have contacted this virus. My wish is not only for all to be sure of being informed but also to get the care needed. I have received some replies from posters and others who are now combating the virus and know that we all need to join and support each other also.
One of the things that I believe is holding many from checking is the fear of getting a positive result. I wish to tell all that it is better to know and do something about it than let it be silently killing you without any care.
Something else that I had to deal with at first when I found out that I had it was the reaction from others upon hearing it. Some people think of it as if you were telling them that you had AIDS. It is not, I repeat, It is not transmitted like AIDS. AIDS is mainly a sexually transmitted disease, Hepatitis C is not. From the research I have done on the subject, the transmission is maily blood contact such as transfusions, open wounds coming in contact with blood from a person who has Hep C, sharing needles, some toxic medicines, and even dialysis. So far I have not found any case being mentioned of it being sexually transmitted. It is good to use protection to be on the safe side but it cannot carry the stigma that AIDS carried. It is too sad that ppl don't see both diseases as such but critize those of us who innocently have come in contact with it.
So for all posters here:
Please do make sure you have your blood tested so you can do something to help yourself.
01-23-2002, 10:28 PM
You're right, Raven, hepititus C is not transmitted sexually. I'm going to try the new combination therapy for hep C that is more compatible with my genotype. I tried the interferon-ribavirin three years ago before my SPI injury. It caused depression and chronic fatigue. I hope this new therapy works out better.