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Ray Benson - Musician Hepatitis C

Carrier No. 259 Reported by on Monday, November 17, 2008
Ray Benson
Musician Ray Benson
First Name: Ray
Last Name: Benson
Occupation: Musician
STD(s): Hepatitis C
City: Philadelphia
State/Territory: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Age: 61
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6 ft. 0 inches
Weight: 180 lbs.
Infection Date: Friday, December 31, 1999:
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Ray Benson is not sure whether he caught Hepatitis C from a tattoo needle or sharing a cocaine straw. Whatever the case he has it and has been talking about it to help others and is not afraid about it hurting his image. "I feel I have nothing to lose and everything to gain," he said. "If you want to put a face on it, here it is, pal."

The original source link for this story went dead, so it has been replaced with an interview in which Ray Benson mentions an incident in which he was sick with Hepatitis C.

If you are going to use cocaine you should always use your own tooter.

Benson performed at the 2008 TEC Awards in the video below.

This report is part of ACSERP. It's ACSERP count is '3'.


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