Espi found out that she has hepatitis B when she was 64. For some time, she was monitored every six months, but eventually a doctor told her she could die if she didn’t begin treatment. Instead of automatically taking his advice, she researched her options. She also kept active, ate well, and tried not to worry. Finding a support group helped her to decide on her own terms to take medication, when she had all the information she needed.
Espi's story is available in English and Tagalog.