Hepatitis B & C
ARCpoint Labs of Greenville offers testing for both Hepatitis B & C, which both fall under STD testing. Both viruses can be transmitted via sexual contact or by sharing needles from intravenous drug use.
Both the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus impact the liver and possibly other major organs. Hepatitis B (Hep B) is transmitted by the exchange of blood and other bodily fluids; Hepatitis C (Hep C) is transmitted through blood.
Many who carry the viruses do not have symptoms, however seeking medical attention is recommended. Chronic Hepatitis B and C may be managed through a variety of treatment options; there is even a Hepatitis B vaccine available. Unfortunately there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C.
Knowing if you carry the Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus is important both for you and your sexual partners.
Read more facts about Hepatitis from the CDC.
Contact your local ARCpoint Labs of Greenville today for a blood test to determine if you carry a Hepatitis virus.