Language: Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia
In 2005, Asma, an Indonesian felt lethargic and had pains in the sternum. She came to Penang and was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C infection. She was put on interferon therapy and at the same time on Copegus, an oral medication. She received a total of 16 interferon injections. Each injection cost RM800. After the interferon therapy, Asma’s condition deteriorated. The doctor terminated the therapy after four months although the treatment was scheduled for six months. She was put only on Revicon – a nutritional supplement. In February 2008, she came to CA Care, Penang for help.