You Are Not Alone.
By seeking and receiving support from healthcare providers, family, loved ones, friends and peers, you will gain strength to stay on therapy and are better able to deal with the challenges that come with a Hep B or Hep C diagnosis.
Help! Who Needs Support?
Peer support is very helpful for people who have been diagnosed with hepatitis, or even for those who are considering going for screening. Learning about the disease and finding out about how other people cope can take off some of the stress you might feel.
People who suspect they have hepatitis but are afraid of going for the test.
People who have just been told they have hepatitis.
People who are being monitored, but not treated, for hepatitis (some people have symptoms and some do not).
People thinking about treatment or are currently in treatment for hepatitis.
Family members and close friends of someone who has hepatitis.
“Even after diagnosis, many patients do not get treated or skip their annual check-ups because they do not experience major symptoms.
By the time they do, liver damage is advanced and it is too late.”