Hepatitis C Association is a wonderful educational and mutual-support organization that provides facts, not scare stories. The website features verifiable information, the latest news, message boards and a toll-free contact phone number.
The message boards serve a wide variety of people – all sharing a concern with the same thing, Hepatitis C and its treatment. It’s a safe place to share feelings, hopes, fears and successes. The ~Voices~ board has helped me - and countless others - get through some pretty tough and scary episodes.
HepC Association serves people who are considering hepatitis treatment, are on treatment, and those who have completed or discontinued treatment are all welcomed and embraced. Caregivers and support people find facts, answers, caring and encouragement.
In today's world, there are so many “new and groovy” diseases and so much conflicting information, it's important to have a reliable website for patients, doctors and care-providers to find a reliable knowledge base. This organization provides that information.
This is a wonderful place for anyone who is concerned with, or interested in Hepatitis C.
Sue and I have worked and have been on treatment together. The Simons are great caring people with an organization they should be proud of. They continue to work for HCV education and patient support in a time when others are closing their doors.
The best thing my Dr. did for me when I asked about HCV support was hand me the phone number which led me to the Hepatitis C association and their website; Voices. When I was first diagnosed I was in shock. I had no idea what I was dealing with and felt very alone. Finding the Hepatitis C Association helped me through my darkest early days and ultimately my treatment. The association is by far the most well-run and well- organized Hep C support group in the US offering sound advice from a high quality staff that is always willing to answer the phone or respond to a post. The support from others going through this disease in all of its forms and stages at Voices is amazing and I suggest this non-profit be considered a GREAT non-profit.
When first diagnosed with HepC, I searched for answers all over the internet with varying success. Then I found Voices at the Hepatitis C Association and I knew that I was home. I found the knowledge and support I needed to make informed decisions about my treatment. I've made numerous friends over the years and although I cleared the virus over 5 years ago, I still check in to offer support, compassion and advice and just to say hi to old and new friends.
Hep C Assoc. was there for me when I didn't know where to turn when I was diagnosed. I couldn't make sense of what was going on at that time. I turned to the internet and found this fantastic board with a fearless leader and compassionate members who quickly become your friends. They quickly took me under their wing and taught me far more than my doctors and clinics. If you have a personal problem, the members are there to lend a shoulder and share a hug. When I feel the world is beating up on me, I do there to find out that life has it's quirks and strange turn of events. This site saved my life. I would still be curled in the fetal position in my bed if it weren't for HepC Assoc.
Maryann, you are a pleasure to work with and your contributions to other patients is much appreciated.
When I first found that I had HepC, in 2000, I wandered the internet looking for a place of warmth, caring and hand holding. I found all of those things at Hepatitis C Association and still go there looking for information and warmth, caring and hand holding.
Thank you Susie for your hard work.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Susie
It's great to have a place to go where people understand what your dealing with and give you moral support. Everyone has been so helpful in guiding me through my options.
Thank you Feline. You have become a very important member of our message board. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Hep C Association provides education to medical providers, patients, caregivers and the general public. They develop educational programs for clinicians who treat viral hepatitis patients. They have a toll-free support line and an inter-active website where patients can share their experiences and support each other. Patient advocacy is their strong suit!
Most importantly, they are an active member of a larger coalition of national organizations which advocate for strong federal policy and program funding for both the prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis
Randy, your continued support and your role as one of our favorite presenters, makes you very special to us. Thank you for your years of dedication and loyalty.
Susie is such a help for all with hcv and livier disease....We need and use the site so we can share with others what we have been doing with our HCV.......All at the site pay it forward....We all love to help others..and we all love to learn more
TIFF, YOU ARE PROBABVLY THE ONE THAT I KNOW FOR THE LONGEST TIME. YOU HAVE BEEN PAYING IT FORWARD FOR YEARS. YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
Talk about an ostrich. When I was diagnosed it just slipped my mind that Hep C was a very serious virus. I kind of now think of it as "the gift that keeps on giving and it not eligible for regifting, no matter how much i hate it". Without the help and support of Susie and Den, and their untiring quest for educating, traveling all over the country to run seminars for professionals who may not know of the new medications and programs for the people that they serve, There is a forum for medical articles that keep us all up to date on research, new medications in the pipeline, clinical trials and compassionate programs that the pharmaceutical companies offer for patients who cannot afford to pay for treatment. There are forums for support, and off topic so that we can share other parts of our lives. There's a forum for photos so that we can share our families with each other, and one for jokes, to make us laugh.
Judi, you have become a dear friend. The patients and caregivers who visit our site have greatly benefited from your presence. Thank you for ALL you do.