A Celebration of Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland

Hepatitis C has been a “silent killer” for decades, affecting millions of people, including many unaware that they have this potentially life threatening disease. This year Hepatitis C Awareness Week is more important than ever, because there are new treatments that are saving lives. Hepatitis C is now curable.

A concert in Snow Park celebrates Oasis Clinic’s work to eradicate Hepatitis C.Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland

Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland — Saturday March 8 to Saturday, March 15

OASIS Clinic and its allies are holding Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland, from Saturday, March 8 through Saturday, March 15.

OASIS is an Oakland-based, nonprofit clinic dedicated to eradicating Hepatitis C through education, testing, and medical treatment. Hepatitis C has been a “silent killer” for decades, affecting millions of people, including many unaware that they have this potentially life threatening disease. This year Hepatitis C Awareness Week is more important than ever, because new medications have been approved. There are new treatments that are saving lives. Hepatitis C is now curable.

The OASIS clinic, Oakland City Council, service providers and community stakeholders will join forces to raise awareness through public education, Hepatitis C testing, and a Hepatitis C Awareness Walk around Lake Merritt. Together we can make Oakland “Hep-C Free!!” Visit us on facebook at “Hep C Free Oakland” or by email at hepcfreeoakland@gmail.com.

Writing for the Street Spirit: My 17 Year Journey

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A Testament to Street Spirit’s Justice Journalism

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Tragic Death of Oakland Tenant Mary Jesus

Being evicted felt like the end of her life. As a disabled woman, she saw nothing ahead but a destitute life on the streets. She told a friend, “If I’m evicted tomorrow, I have no choice but to kill myself. I have no resources, no savings, no money, and nowhere to go.”

They Left Him to Die Like a Tramp on the Street

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Joy in the Midst of Sorrow in Santa Maria Orphanage

This amazing priest not only housed 300 orphaned children from the streets of Mexico City, but he also took care of 20 homeless elders in his own house and started a home for children dying of AIDS. Father Norman also ran a soup kitchen that fed many people in the village.