Hepatitis awareness day set for Saturday in Victoria

Event teaches people how to love your liver and avoid hepatitis

AIDS Vancouver Island is hosting the Fourth Annual Love Your Liver Health Fair forĀ  World Hepatitis Day at Centennial Square on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World Hepatitis Day, held July 28, is intended to raise public awareness about viral hepatitis, which affects approximately 500 million people worldwide. While treatment is available for both the B and C strains, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C.

“We’re hosting a number of events this month to raise awareness about testing, treatment and being informed about how to prevent and stay healthy when you’re living with hepatitis C, HIV and other blood-borne illnesses,” said Katrina Jensen, executive director at AIDS Vancouver Island.

B.C. has higher rates than the national average for new hepatitis C infections.

reporter@vicnews.com

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