The month of May is Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month. The SLO Hep C Project wants you to get tested, and is now offering free hepatitis C testing throughout SLO County.
Kris Gottlieb, the finance support and communications coordinator for
the SLO County Aids Support Network—which works in conjunction with the
SLO Hep C Project—said it’s important to get the word out about the
virus, who’s at risk, and what the symptoms are. He said a recently
introduced bill could help spread the word.
AR 57, a bill recently introduced by state Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel)
and Assemblymember Katcho Achadijan (R-SLO) would recognize May 19 as
Viral Hepatitis Awareness Day in the county, with the aim of spreading
awareness and understanding about the virus. Gottlieb said it’s a big
deal on the local level.
Labels: AR 57, May 19, SLO (San Luis Obispo), Testing, Viral Hepatitis Awareness Day