Trillium Health Offers Free Testing on National Hepatitis Awareness Day
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Trillium Health Offers Free Testing on National Hepatitis Awareness Day

May 18, 2021

Walk-ins welcome at 259 Monroe Avenue on May 19

ROCHESTER, NY (May 18, 2021) – Trillium Health is offering free Hepatitis C testing on May 19th in honor of National Hepatitis Awareness Day. Up to 75% of people living with Hepatitis C don’t even know they have it, so the CDC recommends that all adults and pregnant women get tested. Trillium Health has a “Hepatitis C Center of Excellence” that includes board-certified infectious disease physicians, pharmacists, and coordinators who can take care of patients from diagnosis to cure.

What is Hep C?

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus. It’s spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Hepatitis C can result in serious, life-threatening health problems like liver cancer. People with chronic Hepatitis C often have no symptoms and don’t feel sick. There is no vaccine available for Hepatitis C.

Is there a cure for Hep C?

Yes! Thankfully, Hep C is curable, and 93% of Trillium Health’s patients achieve a sustained virologic response – effectively curing them of the disease.

Who is a highest risk?

People who:

  • Share needles or other equipment used to inject drugs
  • Were born between 1945-1965
  • Had a blood transfusion before 1992
  • Have been incarcerated
  • Are living with HIV
  • Received a tattoo or piercing in an unlicensed setting
  • Have multiple sexual partners
  • Have been diagnosed with an STD within the last year

However, the CDC recommends that all adults and pregnant women get tested for Hepatitis C.

Where can I get more information?

Call Trillium Health’s Hep C Hotline at 585.545.4372 or visit trilliumhealth.org/HepC

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About Trillium Health

Trillium Health is a Community Health Center that provides extraordinary care for all, including LGBTQ+ health, ensuring equitable, judgement-free, and affordable care. We believe that everyone who walks through our doors deserves high quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of income, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or ethnicity. For more information, please visit www.trilliumhealth.org.