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CCRSFL offers Individual Hepatitis screening and testing. Treatment is available.
We perform the Rapid Test for Hepatitis C. Hep C which is spread by sharing needles & syringes. Hep-C can also be spread through sexual contact with an infected person or receiving tattoos/piercing from unlicensed individuals. The Hep C test is done via Rapid Test kit in office. Takes 15 mins for results.
What is Hepatitis C?
According to the CDC, Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Today, most people become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs. For some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness, but for more than half of people who become infected with the hepatitis C virus, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic hepatitis C can result in serious, even life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer.
What are some statistics for Hepatitis C?
What are some the symptoms of Hepatitis C?
People with newly acquired HCV infection usually are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms that are unlikely to prompt a visit to a health-care professional. When symptoms do occur, they can include:
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stool
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain
People with chronic hepatitis C can often have no symptoms and don’t feel sick. When symptoms appear, they often are a sign of advanced liver disease. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The best way to prevent hepatitis C is by avoiding behaviors that can spread the disease, especially injecting drugs. Getting tested for hepatitis C is important, because treatments can cure most people with hepatitis C in 8 to 12 weeks.
We also check for Hep B which is spread via sexual contact, blood, blood products, IV needles, contact with semen and bodily fluids every three months for the patients on the prep program.
What is Hepatitis B?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For most people, hepatitis B is short term, also called acute, and lasts less than six months. But for others, the infection becomes chronic, meaning it lasts more than six months. Having chronic hepatitis B increases your risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition that permanently scars the liver.
How is Hepatitis B spread?
According to the CDC Hepatitis B (HBV) is transmitted through activities that involve percutaneous (i.e., puncture through the skin) or mucosal contact with infectious blood or body fluids (e.g., semen and saliva), including
sex with a partner who has HBV infection;
injection drug use that involves sharing needles, syringes, or drug-preparation equipment;
birth to a person who has HBV infection;
contact with blood from or open sores on a person who has HBV infection;
exposures to needle sticks or sharp instruments; and
sharing certain items with a person who has HBV infection that can break the skin or mucous membranes (e.g., razors, toothbrushes, and glucose monitoring equipment), potentially resulting in exposure to blood.
We do not test for Hep A which is a food-borne illness. Please see your primary care provider for this test and possible treatment.
Contact any of our offices if you need testing and treatment.
106 Boston Avenue Suite 204
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
7492 Cypress Garden Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33884
1008 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone: 1 (877) 287-2520