rss
2

Ten Musicians with Hepatitis C

See which musicians have Hepatitis C.

If you had Hepatitis C you would want to hide it away and not tell anyone. These 10 musicians have their name on a STD registry so they cannot hide their Hepatitis C from anyone. However they are not alone as around 300 million people are infected with Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus, and leads to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, which can in some cases lead to either liver failure and/or liver cancer.  Symptoms include jaundice (shown by a high bilirubin level), stomach pain and flu-like symptoms. The virus is spread through blood and sharing needles. Of course many rockers and other music stars are well known for their drug use and sharing needles. 

Musicians with Hepatitis C include rockers Chuck Negron (Three Dog Knight), Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Gregg Allman (The Allman Brothers Band), Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), Naomi Judd, Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Marianne Faithfull and Curtis Salgado.  The majority of these rockers are now in their sixties and still alive despite battles with drug addiction and the infectious Hepatitis C Virus.

There are probably many more musicians with Hepatitis C; these are the only ones I could find in the STD registry. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for Hepatitis C but infectioncan be cured with medications such as ribavirin.

0
Liked it
RSSComments: 2  |  Post a Comment  |  Trackback URL
  1. nice share.

  2. Laura, you wrote:

    \\\”If you had Hepatitis C you would want to hide it away and not tell anyone. These 10 musicians have their name on a STD registry so they cannot hide their Hepatitis C from anyone\\\”.

    What STD registry do you have access to??

    I do not live in the UK, but I very seriously doubt that there is an STD registry to which anyone other than a few authorized public health professionals have access for disease investigation. It goes against every accepted public health principle of democratic countries.

    Further, Hep C is only very rarely a sexually transmitted disease. As you noted, Hep C is bloodborne, and in developed countries it is spread mostly by sharing injection equipment or through poor infection control practices. In low-income countries, most cases are spread through unsafe medical practice and unscreened blood used in transfusions.

    If you really want to do a public service with your articles, please do clarify this STD registry business. You may be frightening people who need testing for Hep C and may not get tested because of the misconception here…

    Thanks!

RSSPost a Comment
comments powered by Disqus
-->