World Hepatitis Day is being marked around the world on July 28 to raise public awareness about hepatitis B and C, two forms of life-threatening liver disease. Today, approximately 500 million people – one in 12 worldwide – are infected with chronic viral hepatitis B or C. In Canada, an estimated 600,000 people have hepatitis, with many who are unaware of their status.
To mark the day, AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lover Your Liver Health Fair in Centennial Square from 11am to 2 pm on Thursday, July 28. Events are also being held in Courtenay and Campbell River (www.avi.org). All are welcome.
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