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23 July 2021
On World Hepatitis Day, Wednesday July 28, 2021: “Get tested for free against viral hepatitis.” Screenings are carried out on the forecourt of Luxembourg Station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the DIMPS van.
World Hepatitis Day is a reminder of the existence of silent viral infections, which, if left untreated, can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.
The most common viruses that cause hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
While hepatitis A is self-limiting, hepatitis B and C are often chronic and can lead to liver cancer.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis B, but there is no vaccination for hepatitis C.
The only way to find out whether you have been in contact with the hepatitis C virus is to get tested, which also allows you to receive adequate care if the hepatitis C virus is detected.
It is recommended to get tested, if you:
HIV Berodung Red Cross
94 bvd du général Patton, Luxembourg – Tel: 2755 4500
Centre LGBTIQ+ CIGALE
16, rue Notre Dame, Luxembourg – Tel: 26 19 00 18
Centre Hospitalier Luxembourg
Service National des Maladies Infectieuses
4, rue Barblé, Luxembourg – Tel: 4411 3091