BillyBob McPherson lived on Ottawa’s streets as a young teenager
before “running away with the carnival.” The 55-year-old doesn’t know
exactly when during his colourful life he contracted hepatitis C — he
thinks it might have been in Texas in the 1980s where he had surgery and
blood transfusions while working as a carny.
But without treatment, he believes, the disease would have ended his life.
Today, he is disease free, a living testament to the wonders of new
drugs developed to cure the liver disease with few or no side effects.
But he is also an example of the painful realities of the new
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