When he discovered that he was infected with Hepatitis, Humberto Silva decided to dedicate his life to fighting the disease. He spent 38 years of his life without even suspecting that he was infected and worse; he had already developed cirrhosis.
For this reason he founded the Brazilian Association of Hepatitis Carriers – ABPH – to be the great ally of the nearly 3 million Brazilians infected with viruses B and C Hepatitis and who still live every day without knowing that they are sick.
It is also part of our mission to work for this cause, promoting it and creating ways for patients already diagnosed to have access to treatment and cure.
Pictures by Danilo Ramos