The Epicenter of a Public Health Crisis 

Even as awareness of hepatitis C grows, the scant resources devoted to its treatment are being slashed.

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Almost everyone there becomes a cheerleader for Sylvestre. Chavez remembers his first year in the clinic: "I thought, 'She's there every day, you should be there, too.' I don't know of other doctors who spend their lunch hour educating drug addicts, people who everyone else has slammed the door on."

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