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Causes: Counseling, Diseases of Specific Organs, Health, Mental Health, Public Health

Mission: The mission of Hep C Connection is to educate the general public about hepatitis C and to provide resources and support for those affected by the virus.

Geographic areas served: Our HelpLine serves callers from around the nation, while the rest of our programs primarily impact the state of Colorado.

Programs: PREVENTION, EDUCATION and AWARENESS PROGRAMS - HCV Awareness and Prevention (though educational programs in jails, re-entry facilities, homeless shelters and upon request) - HIV/HCV Co-Infection Program - Anti-Body Testing (for HCV and HIV) - Physician-led Educational Presentations for Physicians - Speakers' Bureau LINKAGE TO CARE SUPPORT NETWORK PROGRAMS - Hepatitis HelpLine 1-800-522-4372 - Support Groups - Monthly Connections E-newsletter - Our Website (www.hepc-connection.org) - Educational Materials - Physician-led Educational Presentations for Patients

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered Hep C Connection online several years ago. When I was diagnosed in 2000, I was only able to complete 6 months of a 12 month treatment. Over the last few years, my viral load began to increase. Seeking treatment options/information, my husband and I planned to fly to Denver for a Hep C Connection presentation in 2011. However, there was a bad snow storm which prevented us from flying. I called Hep C Connection to explain that I could not attend. A few days later I was contacted by Hep C Connection. They had located a doctor specializing in Hep C here in San Antonio. I just completed a 6 month clinical trial with this great doctor and am currently virus free! Thank you to all at Hep C Connection for helping me reach that goal. Hep C Connection helped save my life.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was diagnosed 21 years ago and just recently have had symptoms. When i went to my Dr for guidance, I was sent to Hep C Connection. When you come to the support group you feel lost and freaked out and isolated, when you leave you feel like you are not alone in this trial and that everyone there understands. Support is very important with this disease. It greatly decreases the stress level so that you can mend.

Client Served

Rating: 4

When I was diagnosed with Hep C in 2000 if was totally freaked out. I did not know where to turn and went to see a volunteer from the Hep C connection. I was given really good, on target information and ended up training as a volunteer. The information given was so helpful. The books and info on treatment were invaluable. I realized that talking to others with the same disease gave me insights I couldn't get anywhere else. Knowledge took away my fear and I know my own health depends on my behavior and attitude. Couldn't have gotten rid of the fear without Hep C Connection.