Hepatitis Awareness Month
May has been designated Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Since chronic hepatitis often does not cause any symptoms until serious liver damage has been done, testing for hepatitis is crucial. San Juan Basin Health offers free Hepatitis C tests for those qualify. We also offer low cost Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccinations for less than $15. Please call 335-2013 for more information or an appointment or call 264-2409 in Archuleta County. Take a short risk assessment developed by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).