The HCV Manifesto brings awareness of the problems widely faced by HCV+ people, and how they may be solved. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by signing and sharing it with
your family, friends, Social Media, company, service club, charitable
organization, church, union, political group, or any other organization!
As people with HCV, we claim the
right to live lives free of discrimination, to access appropriate health
care and to be consulted on policies and programs which affect us. We
condemn attempts to label us as “victims,” a term which implies defeat,
and we are only occasionally “patients,” a term which implies passivity,
helplessness and dependence upon the care of others. We are “People with HCV.” Some
of us also have co-infections such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis B (HBV). It
is up to co-infected people to identify with and seek help from
organizations that best meet our needs at a given time.