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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

We need slacktivists

These are most of the barriers to treatment.
  • Awareness of the illness
  • Financial costs
  • Occupational difficulties
  • Social stigma
  • Psychiatric illness
  • MISCONCEPTION: Asymptomatic disease vs. symptomatic treatment contrast

Remember when people got irritated and the idea of raising awareness not doing shit?

Well here with Hep C (HCV), raising awareness through testing is the biggest barrier.

Raising awareness about how HCV works and treating others with compassion can lower the stigma.

Raising awareness for the financial costs has create a surge of lawsuits and governments demanding fair prices for over a hundred million people worldwide.

Raising awareness is prompting the US government to start to critically look beyond costs.

This is the area where YOU CAN make a difference with awareness.

We need slacktivism, we need clicktivists.


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