National Hepatitis Testing Day

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HEPATITIS: A SILENT EPIDEMIC. As many as 75% of people who are infected don’t know it. Are you at risk for hepatitis B? Are you at risk for hepatitis C? If you think you have been exposed to one of these viruses, ask your medical provider to test you. If you do not have access to a provider, there will be special testing sites in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 19th. Attend a Hepatitis Testing Day Event on May 19th! Hepatitis B Screening at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Time: Location: Contact:

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Franklin Square, 6th and Race; Philadelphia, PA 19106 Daniel Chen; 510-717-9030

The Hepatitis B Foundation will offer free Hepatitis B testing; infected individuals will be referred for linkage to care. Services available in English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Korean. More info… Hepatitis C Screening at Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Time: Location: Contact:

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 500 South Broad Street; Philadelphia, PA 19146 Alex Shirreffs; 215-685-6462

PDPH will offer Hepatitis C testing. Testing is FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, and open to Philadelphia residents! More info… Hepatitis C Screening at P-HOP’s 5th Annual Community Health Fair Time: Location: Contact:

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 2539 Germantown Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19133 Dejenaba Gordon; 267-773-4412

Philadelphia Hepatitis Outreach Project will offer free Hepatitis C, HIV, and STI testing; activities, screening, and education about Hepatitis A, B, and C. All are welcome and it is free! Services available in English and Spanish. More info…

Find out about other regional events with the CDC’s Hepatitis Testing Day Event Finder. Want to learn more about hepatitis? Here are some resources! American Liver Foundation CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis Help 4 Hep Hotline: 877-435-7443 Hepatitis B Foundation Hep C Advocate HepTREC Local Coalitions: o Hep B United Philadelphia o Hep C Allies of Philadelphia (HepCAP) o Sign up for a local monthly hepatitis e-newsletter! Did you know… 3.5–5.3 million Americans are living with chronic (lifelong) viral hepatitis—hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Most of them do not know that they are infected, placing them at greater risk for severe, even fatal, complications from the disease and increasing the likelihood that they will spread the virus to others. Hepatitis B and C viruses can cause chronic hepatitis, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. In recent years, U.S. death rates due to chronic hepatitis C virus infection have outpaced death rates due to HIV infection. Hepatitis B can be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. There is no hepatitis C vaccine. Treatments exist for both hepatitis B and C.

For more information about hepatitis resources in Philadelphia, please contact: Alex Shirreffs, MPH Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator Philadelphia Department of Public Health [email protected] 215-685-6462

Philadelphia Department of Public Health / May 2012