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Patient group rouses Oakland against the ‘Silent Killer’

A rag-tag band of protesters is becoming familiar on the streets of Oakland and they’re not part of the Occupy movement. This miniature society, which has a “Hep C Free Oakland” as its goal, is a group of patient-volunteers and staff members from a medical clinic focused on treating hepatitis C in people with addiction problems. The Organization to Achieve Solutions in Substance Abuse (OASIS), established in 1999, is a locus of hepatitis C research and education in Oakland.