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David's Story

David learned as a teenager that he has hepatitis B, and at first, he was confused and depressed. During his freshman year of high school, he attempted suicide. After that, David started therapy, but the sessions focused solely on his suicide attempt and not on the questions and challenges he was dealing with related to his hepatitis B diagnosis. His frustrations continued, and led him to opioids, forcing him and his family to finally have conversations about his questions, fears, and hopes for the future. Through the support of his family, David is now living healthfully with the virus.