Hepatitis C Services

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According to Gilead Sciences, there are currently over 3 million people affected with Chronic Hepatitis C in the US, with more than 75% who are unaware of their status.

“Chronic Hepatitis C is the number one cause of Liver Cancer and Liver Transplant in the US.”1

Hepatitis C is found in blood and is usually spread via sharing needles and needle pricks.  Although research has not shown a direct association between unprotected sexual intercourse and acquiring Hepatitis C infection, it is suggested that those who engage in unprotected sexual activities are at a higher risk of acquiring this infection.  Hepatitis C leads to inflammation of the liver and if not treated and controlled can lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer, and death.”2

The AHRC provides various Hepatitis C services throughout the week. Come into our office during these designated times or call to make an appointment in order to get set up with our Hepatitis C Linkage to Care services.

Mondays:

1:30PM-3:30PM – Hepatitis C counseling and testing through Mobile Health Unit at the BLUFF neighborhood

Tuesdays:

11:00AM-12:PM – Hepatitis C Educational Group at the Community Drop-in-center

10AM-5PM referrals, computer lab, assessments and referrals for substance use Treatment and Housing, Notary Public at the Community Drop-in-center

*Every 3rd Tuesday of each month: 12:00PM-3:00PM TB (Tuberculosis) germ skin testing

Wednesdays:

1:30PM-3:30PM – Hepatitis C counseling and testing and Syringe Exchange through Mobile Health Unit at the BLUFF neighborhood

10AM-5PM referrals, computer lab, assessments and referrals for substance use Treatment and Housing, Notary Public at the Community Drop-in-center

4:00PM-5:00PM – Substance Use Management and Drug education group, Overdose Prevention Group at the community Drop-in-center.

Thursdays:

1:00PM-6:00PM – Hepatitis C counseling and testing, referrals, computer lab, assessments and referrals for substance use Treatment and Housing, Notary Public at the Community Drop-in-center.

 

 

Hepatitis C Information Line: 844-4-HEPCHOPE

 

References:

1.Gilead Sciences. (2014). Forget Me Not. Can be retrieved from www.HepcHope.com

2.Zare, M. (2014). Prevention and Control of HIV and Hepatitis C among IV Drug Users.