Joseph Burke

Patient Leader

I never knew what a normal life looked like. I spent half of my life in and out of hospitals and staying at Ronald McDonald houses. I was always surrounded by terminally ill children of my age. I was born a hemophiliac, and co-infected with both HIV and HCV at only age 3. I live daily with chronic pain from complications and joint damage as a result of my advanced severe Hemophilia, I have overcome the odds in my continuing battle against Hepatitis C and HIV, I've defied odds and beat HepC in 2014 after 30 years. In January 2014, I treated my HCV with Sovaldi, and was cured after over 30 yrs. Today I advocate for HIV, HCV & Hemophilia, speak publicly as a counselor for Central Florida.


Clermont, FL

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Instagram Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Blog Best In Show: Instagram
Joseph Burke

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