Hepatitis C screeening van to visit Goole to raise awareness
HOPING to raise awareness is The Hepatitis C Trust’s outreach and testing van which is due to visit The Courtyard, in Goole, on Tuesday, October 30, from 10am–1.30pm.
Organised with the support of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and in collaboration with local community groups, the aim is to offer information and testing to people who otherwise might not realise they are at risk or have the opportunity to get tested for both hepatitis B and C.
High risk group for infection of hepatitis C are current and former, injecting drug users. People at risk from hepatitis B include people form Central and Eastern Europe and South Asian countries, where hepatitis is more common that in the UK and is sometimes passed from mother to child, people who have had medical or dental treatment in one of these countries and people who had a blood transfusion in the UK prior to September 1991.
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that can go undetected for many years because people are often symptomless. If left untreated, the virus can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer, but if detected before the symptoms develop it can be effectively treated.
For further details, contact Tony Margetts, substance misuse manager, on (01482) 391423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Peter Moss, deputy chief medical officer, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital Trust on (01482) 675245 or email email@example.com
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