Free Hepatitis C Testing During Biketoberfest

By on October 19, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The American Legion and Take On Hep C is providing free hepatitis C testing to veterans and attendees of the 26th annual Biketoberfest.

According to the American Legion, one out of every 20 veterans enrolled with the Veteran Health Administration has hep C, more than three times the infection rate of the general national population.

They attribute this to potential blood-to-blood exposure during military service, receiving a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992 and working in healthcare settings.

The American Legion also reports that 3.4 million people in the US live with hep C, but do not know because they do not experience symptoms. That’s why they’ve announced they’re teaming up with Take On Hep C to give veterans access to free resources and testing.

The Take On Hep C bus will be located in Daytona Beach for the remainder of Biketoberfest, offering testing with same-day results. It can be found on 307 North Beach Street, adjacent to the Indian Motorcycle dealership.

The bus is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (October 19th) to tomorrow, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday (October 21st).

For more information, you can visit the American Legion’s page about hep C.

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