Advice from TTUHSC on Hepatitis C - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/21/09

Advice from TTUHSC on Hepatitis C

It is estimated that 15% of the population suffers from Hepatitis C, a disease of the liver that can be fatal if left untreated.  One problem is that symptoms don't show up until the disease is already advanced, but a simple blood test can find Hepatitis C early, so you can get the treatment you need. You might be surprised to know how easy it is to be treated.

Dr. Ariwan Kakvit specializes in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She says, "There is the pharmaceutical company who offers the patient assistance program and there would be no charge to the patient and this depends on income". 

Dr. Rakvit says that at the Larry Combest Wellness Center, they can check you for Hepatitis C.  If you are positive, and you qualify, you can get your treatment free there, thanks to a pharmaceutical program for those in need.

The Larry Combest Wellness Center is on 40th Street, just west of Avenue A.

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