Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States. And Kentucky ranks first in new infections. Between 2004-2014, hepatitis C infections increased 400%. People infected with chronic viral hepatitis C are often unaware of their status for as long as 10 to 20 years and are unknowing carriers for continued spread of the virus. Most people with hepatitis C have no recognized risk factor for acquiring the virus, and the virus often causes no symptoms until advanced liver disease develops. Consequences of untreated hepatitis C virus include cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, and death. Hepatitis C can be transmitted from mother-to-baby.

That's why on World Hep Day, Sunday July 28  we will be offering free Hep C screenings. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at one of the following 13 locations:

CVS Spring Street
1002 Spring St.
Jeffersonville IN 47130

YMCA Shivley
2800 Fordhaven Rs.
Louisville, KY 40214

CVS Shelbyville
2169 Midland Trail
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Mall St. Matthews
(2 locations inside the Mall)
5000 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207

Walgreens Middletown
12101 Shelbyville Rd.
Middletown, KY 40243

Walgreens Mt. Washington
11099 Highway 44 E
Mount Washington, KY 40047

Walgreens Shepherdsville
152 N. Buckman St.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Walgreens Prospect
5900 Timber Ridge Dr.
Prospect, KY 40059

Walgreens La Grange
807 S. Highway 53
La Grange, KY 40031

Walgreens Fern Creek
6620 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291

Walgreens Stony Brook
2360 Stony Brook Dr.
Louisville, KY 40220

Walgreens Brook & Broadway
200 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Walgreens Outer Loop
4310 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40219


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