Military Veterans and Hepatitis C


HCV advocacy group writer Terry Baker provides a 6-page chapter (22) about veterans in the book, Hepatitis C Choices (4th Ed.); it reiterates information discussed here with supporting charts and footnotes.   A major flaw in the chapter is its failure to address MUNJIs–a surprising omission for Baker, a Vietnam Vet!

You can download the whole book or selected sections (left menu) for free. Table 1 shows a military timeline and Hepatitis C.  Mr. Baker is a VVA service officer in Delaware.

To protest Baker’s failure to mention MUNJIs or note their withdrawal by the DoD in his timeline, contact:

Lorren Sandt, Program Director
Caring Ambassadors Hepatitis C Program

503-632-9032
E-Mail: lorren@hepcchallenge.org

Address:P.O. Box 1748, Oregon City, OR 97045

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6 Responses to Military Veterans and Hepatitis C

  1. Max Berretti says:

    Hepatitis continues to be a scourge in the developed world despite all attempts to contain the spread of the hepatitis viruses, as the recent case of the traveling lab technician David Kwiatkowski, who infected 30 people with the hepatitis C virus in various hospitals, has demonstrated. The causative agents of viral hepatitis are the hepatotropic viruses as well as some others like the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Among these, the incidence of hepatitis caused by the hepatotropic viruses is greater. The transmission of the viruses, their symptoms, progression of the disease, and treatment, all vary depending on which type a person gets infected with. ^

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  2. SquidlyOne says:

    Terry Baker was executive director for “Caring ambassadors”. He is a known lacky for big-pharma. Some things are good to read about, but the over all theme is to not have big-pharma or the health insurance companies lower their bottom line.

  3. asknod says:

    I might add that they left out STDs in service in the enumerated risks at the end, too. The fact that they still do not test at entry and separation is asinine. It goes hand in glove with the presumption of soundness when entering. All the good ideas put forth in 1999 were never enacted. Fear of another tsunami of “presumptive claims” akin to AO was the reason.

    • HCVet says:

      We had it going on back then… future looked bright for Vets not having to prove how they got HCV…. then along came Lorren with Terry up her….. She had money from a rich relative, who was co-infected… $1million as the story goes….. now she has more money and HCV is once again a silent disease…. As for Vets…. gave more power to the VA to deny them… Karma will be crewel when it catches up to them. Note how everything they do comes back to one thing…. treatment… not prevention.

      • Kiedove says:

        Wow, I didn’t know any of this history but I knew it was hypocritical to leave out information about the Fast letters, DoD revised jet-gun use policy, WHO policies and other data on MUNJIs in the chapter on Military Veterans and HCV written by so-called advocates. Thanks for the information.

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