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First National Hepatitis Testing Day (Saturday, May 19, 2012)

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.

What:
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

Who:
Dr. John Ward - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of Viral Hepatitis
Supervisor Scott Wiener
Other elected and administrative officials
Community leaders

Go SF!
Hector
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163305 tn?1333668571
Berkeley free clinic is doing it too !
http://berkeleyfreeclinic.org

For more information on hepc testing day, in other locations:
http://www.hepc-connection.org
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2114467 tn?1358210256
The bay area rocks.
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Let's help educate, and make Oakland Hep C Free!  I havent seen this subject discussed here, but it has been mentioned by my Doctor many times, and she wants us to spread the word:

  "Hepatitis C

African Americans are twice as likely to be infected with hepatitis C when compared with the general U.S. population and chronic liver disease, often hepatitis C-related, is a leading cause of death among African Americans ages 45-64.
While African Americans represent only 12% of the U.S. population, they make up about 22% of the chronic hepatitis C cases. In fact, African Americans have a substantially higher rate of chronic hepatitis C infection than do Caucasians and other ethnic groups."

  Our group (OASIS) will be at the Stone Soul Concert, giving away flourescent yellow sun-glasses, which will read, "Hep C can be cured".
   I will try to find the date of that concert, which will take place in Oakland~
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Correction, the Stone Soul Concert, where the Hep C educatin compaign is taking place, will be here:
  Sun
May 27
12:00 pm
KBLX Stone Soul Concert Charlie Wilson Chaka Khan The Ohio Players&Lakeside

  A booth will be set up, with current imfo, and the Hep C can be cured sun-glasses will be handed out~ along with imfo on free-testing sites.
   Lets help get the word out, to wipe out The Silent Killer!
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