Being part of the solution...
*** Free hepatitis B and C testing and education ***
U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kicks Off
Historic 1st National Hepatitis Testing Day in San Francisco
Local elected officials, leaders in the Asian American and LGBT communities, and viral hepatitis advocates join CDC's call on San Franciscans to be screened and tested for hepatitis B and C.
As part of the nation's first National Hepatitis Testing Day (Saturday, May 19, 2012), San Francisco Hep B Free and the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force are collaborating to provide free hepatitis B and C testing and education at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The CDC's Director of Viral Hepatitis, Dr. John Ward, elected officials, and community leaders will discuss the viral hepatitis epidemic on the Celebration's stage and tour the testing and education services.
The CDC has declared May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and the U.S. Department of Health and Services has established May 19thas National Hepatitis Testing Day as a key component of its National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.
The San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force and San Francisco Hep B Free are partnering to increase awareness about viral hepatitis in San Francisco and to make hepatitis B and C screening the standard of care for at-risk populations.
When: 2:30 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where: Asian Heritage Street Celebration Stage at Fulton and Larkin Streets
Dr. John Ward - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of Viral Hepatitis
Supervisor Scott Wiener
Other elected and administrative officials