(BPT) - Not all diseases leave visible marks on patients; “invisible” symptoms, like pain, may be hard for others to understand and difficult for doctors to explain with a diagnosis. As a result, patients can experience intense stigma, judgment and doubt from their communities while they desperately seek support. A new platform, “Voices of AHP,” aims to break down this stigma by sharing candid stories from people living with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP), a family of rare, genetic diseases, to empower people living with the disease and encourage anyone who may be undiagnosed to recognize the symptoms and discuss them with their doctors.

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