Making Strides on Road to Elimination of Hep-C
Kudos to registered nurse Cami, Dr. Simms and the Harm Reduction Team for their continued efforts towards eliminating Hepatitis C as a community public health threat by 2030!
Several community members have cleared their Hepatitis C infections. Let’s keep the momentum going!
Prevention, awareness and screening are key to eliminating Hep C!
Screening involves a simple blood test and treatment consists of 8-12 weeks of oral medication.
For more information, contact Cami at 403-803-4683 or ask your family doctor.
Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Over time, it can injure your liver and make you very sick.
Did you Know?
- Hepatitis C is transmitted by blood.
- Sharing equipment used for injecting, smoking or snorting drugs can pass the virus
- Sharing personal items with trace amounts of blood, such as toothbrushes, razors and nail clippers can pass the virus, as well as tattoo or piercing equipment that isn’t properly cleaned.
- Anyone who had a blood transfusion before 1990