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
July 7, Saturday
2750 East 29th Avenue, Vancouver
10:00AM – 5:00PM
July 14, Saturday
Guildford Recreation Centre
15105 - 105th Ave, Surrey
10:00AM - 5:00PM
July 15, Sunday
St. Mary's Parish
5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver
10:30AM – 2:30PM
Enquiries and Registration 604-707-6430
Please bring your ID, care card and your family doctor’s name to the screening event.