Hepatitis C and President Trump – by Lucinda K. Porter, RN

For 20 years, I’ve been advocating for people living with hepatitis C. I was diagnosed with hep C (formerly known as non-A, non-B hepatitis) in the early days of George H.W. Bush’s presidency. Clinton was president during my first treatment; George W. Bush resided during my second treatment. Obama held the office when I was cured. In those years, hepatitis C never attracted much attention. Obama did more than other presidents did, but I am compari...

Annual event spreads word on Hep C myths

WELLAND — Carrie Honsinger isn’t afraid to admit she had Hepatitis C. On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, Honsinger was present, sharing her story, at the Welland Market Square for the Niagara Health System Hepatitis C Care Clinic’s annual event promoting awareness of the virus that in Niagara is more prevalent than elsewhere in the province. “To this day I still have no idea how I contracted it,” said the 46-year-old mother of two who now volunteers with t