Free Hepatitis C Screenings - Camp Hill PA
Friday, Jul. 12, 2013
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology 423 N. 21st Street Suite 100 Camp Hill, PA 17011 Directions
(Camp Hill, PA. June 23, 2013) — Known as the “silent killer”, hepatitis C is a growing epidemic that can be managed and even defeated with early testing and proper treatment. Now, even being a “baby boomer” is a risk factor.
Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology is offering free hepatitis C screening tests to help local patients know their blood status, prevent chronic infection and begin relationships that will open the door to possible needed treatment.
Recently baby boomers have been added to the “at risk” group. In fact, the CDC recommends testing of chronic hepatitis C for individuals who:
- Were born from 1945 to 1965
- Received donated blood or organs before 1992
- Have ever injected or inhaled drugs, no matter how many time or how long ago
- Have certain medical conditions, such as chronic liver disease, elevated liver enzymes and HIV
“There are many challenges to fighting a chronic disease and hepatitis C is no exception. Risk of infection is high among certain groups of people and there is an oppressive social stigma about hepatitis C infection. However, individuals can live with an infection for up to 20-30 years without showing any symptoms,” adds Dr. Wilson Jackson, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF.
Counseling will be offered regarding lifestyle changes that may help slow progression of liver disease, strategies to prevent transmission to others and assistance to help connect people to resources for further evaluation and treatment.
Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology
This event is free to attend.
Event Website: http://www.gicare.com/hcv Online Registration Available: Yes
Deborah Matisse firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (717) 238-3111