5/19 is World Hepatitis Day ~ 100 free Tests will be given in Waianae in May!
Call Margartia Romero (cell # 372-9490) for times and locations or to arrange free testing for your program site! We tested 125 people in April and had 11% test positive for hepatitis B or C. Get tested today!
Hepatitis Support Network of Hawai`i & Access Care Today (ACT) invite you to get ~
Free Hepatitis B & C & Diabetes Tests
now available in Waianae
May 19th is World Hepatitis Day!
Prevent Liver Cancer Today!
Location: From Ewa Beach to Waianae
From May 4th to May 22nd
Call 372-9490 for an appointment
$10 for 50 People who have ever used injection drugs or Steroids ~
Past & current injection drug users, who have never tested positive with us before and have old or new injection drug needle track marks, may be eligible for $10 and other incentives. 83% of prior Injection Drug Users that we tested in 2009 had hep C! You may not feel ill until you have extensive liver damage. GET TESTED TODAY!
Anyone, who has ever shared an injection drug even once in their life time many years ago, smoked “ICE” or “Crack”, been in prison, had a non-sterile “street” or prison tattoo or “tatau”, had a blood transfusion in the USA before July 1992, had unprotected sex with multiple sex partners or had a STD before, should GET TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C!
ONE in 12 is infected with hepatitis B or C worldwide. Many of the homeless/ houseless are infected. Most people do not know it because they may not feel ill until they have end-stage liver disease or when it may be too late to be treated successfully!
ADULTS, WHO WERE BORN IN ANOTHER ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLAND (API) COUNTRY, NEED TO GET TESTED FOR HEPATITIS B! (10% OF THE ADULTS in MANY API COUNTRIES HAVE CHRONIC HEP B.)
If you have had unprotected sex with an infected person you should also be tested!
Knowledge is power! The life you save may be your own or someone in your `Ohana. We have screen over 581 people for hepatitis C in 2009 and 30% were positive! We can also give FREE Hepatitis B vaccinations to adults who do not have health insurance and are at risk for infection, have hep C, are new API immigrants/migrants or share a house with someone who has chronic hepatitis B. Ask about where since this is only at limited locations.
DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR `OHANA FROM GETTING HEP B AND LIVER CANCER! HEPATITIS B VACCINATIONS CAN COST from $125 UP TO $150 PER VACCINATION.
Many of the people with chronic hepatitis B and C are only now finding out they already have cirrhosis or end-stage liver disease. Ask the staff at your program to arrange for these FREE services through May 22nd at their site and/or call us for an appointment!