Chronic hepatitis infections are often asymptomatic, and it is imperative that the affected are aware of their condition, and hence can seek timely medical attention. The number of hepatitis B carriers currently being treated with any medication in BC is just over 2,000. According to the Asian population, this number should be far greater.
We invite you to participate in Hep Beware, a hepatitis B screening project, co-led by Dr. Francis Ho, BC Board President, Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) and Dr. Peter Kwan, GI Specialist/Hepatologist at the Vancouver General Hospital.
This project, which is offered free to Asians who are unaware of their hepatitis B status, is sponsored by the CLF, BC/Yukon Region through the support of our generous donors. The aim of this project is to estimate the magnitude of Asian hepatitis B carriers who are unaware of their carrier status, as well as to encourage early diagnosis, which will lead to early treatment.
Your participation is voluntary. By doing a simple blood test, you will know if you are a hepatitis B carrier. You will then be encouraged to see your doctor for immediate follow up.
If you would like to receive information about the Hep Beware Project, please call the CLF office at 604-707-6433.
Hep B Free Blood Screening Schedule
June 17, Sunday
St. Monica's Parish
12011 Woodhead Rd, Richmond
10:00AM – 1:00PM
June 23, Saturday
CCM Centre @ Crystal Mall
4533 Kingsborough St, Burnaby
10:00AM – 5:00PM
June 24, Sunday
Our Lady of Mercy Parish
7455 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Enquiries and Registration 604-707-6430
Please bring your ID, care card and your family doctor’s name to the screening event.