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Why Community Matters

At, we believe that being part of a community can be just as important as any medication. Especially due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding hepatitis C, it’s important to connect with people who understand what you’re going through, who can give you information, resources, and support.

Recently, we asked two our advocates, Rick Nash and Bill Bartlett, why community matters to them. Here’s what they had to say:

Editor’s Note: Are you afraid to talk about your hepatitis C? Some people want to learn more about hep C, but also want to keep their diagnosis private. At, there are ways to get information and connect with others, without revealing your identity. Click here to learn more about how to talk about hep C anonymously.

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