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Free Hepatitis C Testing

The American Liver Foundation is partnering with Walgreen's Wellness Center, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Washington University School of Medicine and Roche Pharmaceuticals to offer free Hepatitis C testing to at-risk individuals.

WHAT: American Liver Foundation, Walgreen’s Pharmacy Wellness Center, St. Louis College of Pharmacy , Washington University School of Medicine, and Roche will work together to offer the following:
  • FREE Hepatitis C Testing for at-risk individuals

WHERE: Walgreen’s Pharmacy 4218 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63108

WHEN: Third Wednesday of each month beginning on June 17, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

WHY: This collaboration is a venture that can help save the lives of St. Louisians and stop the further spread of diseases. Key facts:

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for multiple sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis A, B and C.

  • Hepatitis C infects an estimated 4 million people. In addition, 2.7 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C, and approximately 70% of people infected do not know they have the virus.

  • Between 20% to 30% of people who have HIV also have Hepatitis C, which accounts for the 25% of the deaths of people who have AIDS.

HOW: Contact the American Liver Foundation at 314-352-7377 or Walgreen’s Pharmacy Wellness Center at 314-534-3829 and register for your FREE health screening.

CONTACT: Richard Mattler – American Liver Foundation

16 Hampton Village Plaza, Ste. 215, St. Louis, Missouri 63109

(314) 352-7377 or rmattler@liverfoundation.org

Page updated: June 1st, 2009