Sandi's Crusade Against Hepatitis C was designed to support the plight
of Hepatitis C sufferers everywhere. Let's work together to slay this dragon.
Online Hep C info and mutual support worldwide since 1997.

Online Support

"You're not alone"

Making connections. Getting motivated. Improving your coping skills. Finding hope.

Yahoo Groups Hepcan

 The red represents the blood that carries the virus.  The yellow represents the liver that is destroyed by the virus.

The flag represents all the Canadian men, women and children infected with Hepatitis C.

The Canadian ribbon is seen in countries all over the world as the symbol for Hepatitis C.
 

Motto: " No matter how we contracted this disease, 
we are all fighting the same battle."... 
Peer Support Advocate, Sandi
Site owner/Web Designer of " Sandi's Crusade Against Hepatitis C "

Know Your Status?  Get Tested!

CMAJ and Canadian Liver Foundation recommend people born 1945-1975 get tested for HCV.

July 28, 2018

Eliminate Hepatitis by 2030.
Find the Missing Millions.
45%-75% are unaware they are living with Hepatitis C.

World Hepatitis Day Display, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Prevent Hepatitis!

Hep A is transferred through food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person.

You can get Hep B from blood and unprotected sexual contact.
There are vaccines for Hep A and Hep B.  No vaccine for Hep C. 
You can only get Hep C from blood-to-blood contact. 

Are you at risk?

Hepatitis C is
NOT spread by:

Breastfeeding
Casual contact or by swimming in pools
Cooking or serving food or water
Coughing, Sneezing
Drinking from water fountains
Hugging, Kissing
Mosquitoes and other insects or animals
Shaking hands
Sharing bed linens, eating utensils or drinking glasses
Sex, unless blood is present
Toilet seats

The World Health Organization

The WHO has labelled hepatitis C as a "viral time tomb" because of its ability to
"spread quickly and quietly for some time before the force of its explosive impact hits health-care systems".
First officially identified in 1989, the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a major public health problem. 
 Globally an estimated 257 million people were living with HBV and 71 million with HCV in 2015.
Chronic carriers are at risk of developing cirrhosis, liver cancer, or need a liver transplant. 
1.7 million adults were newly infected with HCV in 2015.
Viral hepatitis caused 1.34 million deaths in 2015. 
Viral hepatitis kills more people globally than HIV/AIDS, TB or malaria.


Acknowledgements

All Original Pages and Copyright, 1997-2018
Any opinions expressed here are not to be considered medical advice.
All content is provided for supportive information and education
and not as a substitute for the advice of a knowledgeable doctor.


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Since 1997, the purpose of this site has been to provide information, support and
patient advocacy to those infected with/affected by Hepatitis C around the world. 
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This site last updated Sept. 17, 2018