That's why Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Regional Partnering for Health Services, Blair County Drug & Alcohol Services and Blair Gastroenterology Associates are holding a free screening for Hep-C on Tuesday May 20th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hepatitis C is a virus that attacks the liver, causing scarring, liver failure and liver cancer. It's most often contracted through high-risk behaviors such as intravenous drug use, tattoos and body piercing, and sharing needles or razors with someone who is infected.
The screening is free and confidential. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins will be accomodated as time permits. Call 889-6111 to pre-register or for information.