Support group will help those affected by hepatitis
Published 7:25 pm Monday, July 5, 2004
By By ANNA M. LEE Managing Editor
Beginning this Tuesday, a new support group will be available to all Brewton area residents who live with hepatitis or liver disease, or who have a loved one with hepatitis or liver disease.
Hepatitis is Living Life! (HILL) was spearheaded by Tricia Knies of Brewton.
Besides providing support for those with hepatitis, Knies hopes HILL can raise public awareness of the disease and eventually hold a "testing day" for the public.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge Hepatitis C testing for anyone who:
There are also other forms of hepatitis and liver disease that can be transmitted in other ways and display different symptoms.
HILL will meet the first Tuesday of each month at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, beginning July 6. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Strandell Conference Room.
Special guests will be Elvira Phillips withthe Alabama Department of Public Health and representatives from Hepatitis Education Awareness Liver Support (HEALS).