Viral hepatitis

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay who is encouraging his patients to be screened for viral hepatitis.

There are multiple forms, but types A, B, and C are the most common. Many people are infected and do not know it.

High-risk populations include those who have been treated for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS patients, men who have sex with men, and injection drug users.

Discuss with your doctor whether you should be screened for viral hepatitis.

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