Thursday, May 8, 2014

Free Hepatitis Testing in May - Picayune County Mississippi

Throughout May, people born between 1945 and 1965 are eligible to receive free Hepatitis B and C testing at county health departments.

The health department will also be screening for Hepatitis B because it’s more contagious than Hepatitis C, but 90 percent of those with the disease will “spontaneously cure themselves,” Dobbs said.

Those with a history of intravenous drug use, having sexual partners with Hepatitis B or C and those born between 1945 and 1965 are encouraged to seek testing, whether at the county health department or through their regular physician.

The Pearl River County Health Department is located at 7547 Highway 11 North in Carriere. To make an appointment or to speak with someone at the health department, call 601-798-6212.

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