In the framework of World Viral Hepatitis Day, Pinamar will organize a day of prevention awareness this Wednesday (26-28 July).
The initiative will include rapid hepatitis C testing, hepatitis B vaccination and counselling. The City Health Team will conduct these operations on the following dates and locations:
- Wed 7/26/23: Sent from CAPS in Valeria del Mar 4-7pm
- Friday 28 July 23: Pinamar Municipal Hospital, 8 am to 1 pm
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. In most cases, hepatitis is caused by a virus. Viral hepatitis is most commonly caused by the hepatitis A, B, and C viruses.
50% of people with chronic hepatitis are unaware of their diagnosis. That’s why it’s necessary to test it for detection.
By testing for hepatitis A, B and C, treatment can be initiated in a timely manner and transmission prevented. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines. Treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C is safe and effective.
“Because of vaccination, hepatitis A is under control in our country. Now, hepatitis B and hepatitis C have 1 case per 100,000 people, and the situation varies from province to province. That’s why it’s important to get tested and identify the disease early, Because there are effective treatments that can cure or control the disease”, explains Dr Cintia Altamirano.
“For people who do not have 3 doses of effective hepatitis B prevention on their calendar, we recommend that they do so. At our vaccination center in Pinamar, if they are short on doses, they can catch up,” Dr Altamirano said.
“These diseases don’t show symptoms until we are highly invested in our bodies. And the treatment doesn’t completely cure the disease. So the best thing to do is to get close and examine yourself,” he concludes.