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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 09:34 PM
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18. There's no value judgement from me here. A virus is a nonjudgmental
bundle of nucleic acids. Doesn't give a damn if transmitted through sex, smack shooting, tattoos, occupational injury or other dumb luck.

I work in health care and am at risk for contracting these. Despite the HIV stigma I think Hep C if anything is a bigger concern than HIV because of its prevalence, greater transmissibility, and high odds of causing long term liver problems/cirrhosis if contracted.
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  -Steven Tyler reveals he has hepatitis C graywarrior  Sep-26-06 06:46 PM   #0 
  - Color me not surprised.  Shakespeare   Sep-26-06 06:51 PM   #1 
  - Like we all did...some of us escaped with good physical health.  graywarrior   Sep-26-06 06:53 PM   #2 
  - wonder if that's where Pam Anderson got it?  idgiehkt   Sep-26-06 06:53 PM   #4 
  - Not exactly a jaw-dropper  HEyHEY   Sep-26-06 06:53 PM   #3 
  - ...  dolo amber   Sep-26-06 06:54 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, me too. It's a tough thing to deal with.  graywarrior   Sep-26-06 07:15 PM   #6 
  - you can't get through this life unscathed.  xchrom   Sep-26-06 07:56 PM   #7 
  - Me, too. Wish I could send him flowers or something.  graywarrior   Sep-26-06 07:58 PM   #8 
  - My sister has it too.  martymar64   Sep-26-06 08:44 PM   #9 
  - I'm sorry for him, but is anyone surprised?  Katina   Sep-26-06 08:51 PM   #10 
  - Damn, that's too bad...and no, not surprising. But too bad just the same  grannylib   Sep-26-06 08:53 PM   #11 
  - RIP to SEX, DRUGS, and ROCK AND ROLL...  Radio_Lady   Sep-26-06 09:00 PM   #12 
  - Was this the same hepatitis that Naomi Judd contracted?  Radio_Lady   Sep-26-06 09:02 PM   #13 
  - I think Judd had Hep B, from her work as a nurse (puts you at risk for  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-26-06 09:06 PM   #14 
     - She has hep C, and it's not necessarily from her nursing days.  Shakespeare   Sep-26-06 09:17 PM   #15 
     - There's no value judgement from me here. A virus is a nonjudgmental  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-26-06 09:34 PM   #18 
     - The only thing I dislike is hypocrisy. I have several friends with Hep C.  Shakespeare   Sep-26-06 09:36 PM   #19 
     - The girls' Dad had an IV drug problem and slept around  LeftyMom   Sep-26-06 11:50 PM   #22 
     - Thanks, MM.  Radio_Lady   Sep-26-06 09:19 PM   #16 
     - judd has hep c from unknown causes  pitohui   Sep-27-06 01:50 AM   #25 
  - The lyrics of  Mz Pip   Sep-26-06 09:22 PM   #17 
  - I didn't know it could be treated.  notmyprez   Sep-26-06 11:46 PM   #20 
     - They treat it with interferon, but with mixed results.  Shakespeare   Sep-26-06 11:50 PM   #21 
     - it helped one of my family members yet basically crippled an  jonnyblitz   Sep-26-06 11:52 PM   #23 
     - Well, he did say the treatment almost killed him.  notmyprez   Sep-26-06 11:57 PM   #24 
     - A good friend of mine had to stop (interferon) because of severe side  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-27-06 02:09 AM   #27 
     - it is treatable  pitohui   Sep-27-06 01:53 AM   #26 

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