After living with Hepatitis C for over 33 years, I finally received "the cure" when I went on Medicare. The stigma around Hep C is larger than even the stigma around HIV and AIDS. The reality is that Hepatitis C is a leading cause of death in the state of Oregon in terms of liver issues.
"Request the Test" is the Oregon Health Division's answer to expanding the education about the need to be tested.
Because I am a part of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, the Oregon Health Division requested to interview me on this topic and my experiences. From there they produced the following PSA video.
Request the Test PSA: Featuring Jacki Gethner
Request the Test General PSA
Would you like to learn more about this topic? Find more info at the Oregon Health Authority website.