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Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the bloodborne hepatitis c virus (World Health Organization, 2015). Hep C is most often transmitted through injection drug use, inadequate sterilization of medical equipment, and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products. Other modes of transmission include intercourse with an HCV positive partner, and a pregnant

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“A MENTAL ILLNESS IS A CONDITION THAT IMPACTS A PERSON’S THINKING, FEELING OR MOOD, AND MAY AFFECT HIS OR HER ABILITY TO RELATE TO OTHERS AND FUNCTION ON A DAILY BASIS” (NAMI, N.D.). In 2012, there were an estimated 43.7 million adults living with mental illness in the United States; this represents nearly 20% of

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