The Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Program will be offering free Hepatitis C Testing tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. The virus can be spread by contact with contaminated blood, and or, from sharing needles or from unsterile tattoo equipment.

According to the Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Program, adults born between 1945 and 1965 are at higher risk of developing chronic Hepatitis C and should consider getting checked if you fall in this bracket.

Concerned residents can check their status by attending the free Hepatitis C Testing Day on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The testing will also include guidance of hepatitis C positive individuals and offer options for medical care and treatment.