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At one of the booths, the medical team gave out printed information on hepatitis, talked to visitors about the importance of screening and tested 40 people for Hepatitis C. The simple finger-prick test shows results in 20 minutes.
Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver, and it is curable in some. If left untreated, it can permanently damage the liver and cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and/or liver failure. Many people do not know that they have hepatitis C until they already have liver damage. Tests for hepatitis C are simple and treatments are available. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
Many other health issues were addressed at the health fair, and community leaders and elected officials were also on hand to support the initiative. San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts proclaimed the day “UC San Diego Health System Day.” Several city officials helped recognize UC San Diego Health System as a major partner in bringing health services to people in the South Bay region. Shawn Loescher, director at the Office of College, Career and Technical Education at the San Diego Unified School District, and California State Assemblyman Marty Block also attended.
The next HERE Initiative free health fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Memorial Bowl and Parkway Community Center, 373 Park Way in Chula Vista. It will include:
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