In partnership with Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) we will be hosting another HEP A, B, & C testing clinic.
“The human body can develop hepatitis (AKA, liver inflammation) in a variety of ways: through disorders where the immune system mistakenly attacks the liver, via chronic overconsumption of alcohol, or by catching a hepatitis virus.
Upwards of 3 million Americans are estimated to be living with viral hepatitis, and of those, half don’t even know they have it. And though it receives much less airtime, the hep C virus is 4 times more prevalent than HIV in the U.S.
Left untreated, hepatitis usually leads to the development of cir·rho·sis, in which scar tissue steadily replaces healthy cells and the liver sustains permanent scarring. Unfortunately, that irreversible damage often leads to the development of liver cancer or another terminal liver disease, which kill millions across the globe every year.
Here’s the good news: viral hepatitis is preventable and treatable and HEP provides those services for free.”
If you would like to schedule an appointment to get tested, please reach out to Sasha.