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Hepatitis Day: Free Hepatitis B and C Tests at Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates in Islamabad

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Every year, World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28th to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and its impact on global health. In Pakistan, where hepatitis is a major public health concern, Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates is taking an important step by offering free Hepatitis B and C tests on this special day. Join us in spreading awareness and understanding the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for hepatitis.


Understanding Hepatitis:

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by viral infections (hepatitis viruses), namely Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. These viruses can lead to both acute and chronic liver diseases, affecting millions of people worldwide, including many in Pakistan. Hepatitis A and B are particularly common in our region.


Who Should Get Tested?

Hepatitis can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. It is essential for individuals to be proactive and get tested, especially if they fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Individuals with a history of unprotected sexual contact: Hepatitis viruses can be transmitted through sexual activity. If you have engaged in unprotected sex or have multiple partners, it is crucial to get tested.
  • People who have shared needles or syringes: Intravenous drug use or sharing needles for any purpose increases the risk of hepatitis transmission. Testing is vital to ensure early detection and appropriate treatment.
  • Individuals with a history of blood transfusions or organ transplants: Prior to the implementation of stringent screening procedures, hepatitis transmission through blood transfusions and organ transplants was possible. If you have undergone such procedures in the past, it is advisable to get tested.
  • Healthcare workers: Those working in healthcare settings are potentially exposed to infected blood or bodily fluids. Regular testing ensures their own well-being and prevents the spread of hepatitis to patients.
  • Individuals with chronic liver disease or liver conditions: If you have existing liver disease or conditions, getting tested for hepatitis is crucial to manage your overall liver health effectively.


Why Is Early Diagnosis Important? Early diagnosis of hepatitis is vital for several reasons:

  • Treatment options: Early detection allows for the timely initiation of appropriate treatment strategies, which can help prevent disease progression and manage symptoms effectively.
  • Preventing transmission: Identifying individuals with hepatitis ensures that appropriate precautions are taken to prevent the spread of the virus to others, especially within close contacts.
  • Monitoring liver health: Regular testing and monitoring enable healthcare professionals to assess liver function, track any changes, and make informed decisions regarding further interventions or treatments.


Free Hepatitis B and C Tests at Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates:

On the occasion of Hepatitis Day, Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates is offering free Hepatitis B and C tests. This initiative aims to promote awareness, encourage testing, and provide individuals with the opportunity to take charge of their liver health.


Our team of experienced gastroenterologists, led by Prof. Muzaffar Latif Gill, will ensure a safe and comfortable testing experience. The tests are simple, involving a blood sample collection, and the results will be provided with the utmost confidentiality.


Take Action Today: Don’t miss this opportunity to get tested for Hepatitis A and B on Hepatitis Day. Remember, early diagnosis can make a significant difference in managing and treating hepatitis effectively. Take charge of your liver health, protect your loved ones, and help prevent the spread of hepatitis in our community.


To avail yourself of the free tests or to learn more, contact Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates at  051 2287720, 051 2287730, or visit our clinic at House no.9, Kaghan Road, F-8/3 Islamabad.

Together, let’s raise awareness, promote early detection, and work towards a future free from hepatitis-related health challenges in Pakistan.


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