The SLO Hep C Project wants you to get tested

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.

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