And in some The-More-You-Know news: next Thursday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. And with that, the San Francisco Task Force on Hepatitis will organize its first educational outreach campaign, sponsored by [pharmaceutical company name redacted]. Volunteers from Bay Area organizations including the Oasis Clinic and San Francisco needle exchange volunteers will hand out hepatitis C fact sheets at BART and Muni stations throughout the city (Castro, 16th/Mission, Montgomery and Embarcadero).
To the press release! "It is estimated that 1 out of 50 people in the United States is living with hepatitis C and most of them don’t know it. This outreach campaign is aimed to educate the public on this 'silent killer' and list of reasons why individuals should get tested."
If you want to get tested -- and you should for peace of mind -- we strongly suggest checking out Magnet SF in the Castro. (Excellent service for both gay and straight people alike!) Make an appointment here or simply walk in and talk to the wildly friendly and knowledgeable staff for more details. 4122 18th Street (as Castro).