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Understanding Hepatitis B & C

Advancements in technology and decades of research mean that hepatitis B and hepatitis C are more treatable than ever. In fact, hepatitis B is becoming increasingly easier for patients to manage while more cases of hepatitis C are responding to cures. Understanding both of these diseases can prevent infection and lead to healthier lifestyles for those who already have hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

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Do You Know how Hepatitis is Transmitted?

World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28th! Hepatitis is among the most widespread sexually transmitted diseases, but do you know how people actually get it?

If you need to brush up on sexual education class from high school, know that you’re not alone. A lot of people are unaware of how hepatitis is transmitted.

Since knowledge of transmission is often the first step to prevention, we’re sharing how hepatitis is spread.

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The Lowdown on Hepatitis (for Hepatitis Awareness Month)

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and that means it’s the perfect time to learn more about this disease, its transmission and the ways to prevent it.

With this information, more people can protect themselves against this potentially dangerous STD.

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Why Appalachia is Bracing for an HIV Epidemic

If the rising rates of Hepatitis C are any indication, states in the Appalachian region may soon see an outbreak of HIV diagnoses. Research suggests that levels of intravenous drug use are particularly high throughout the region, and officials expect to see those numbers continue to climb.

The epidemic of people using needles to get high brings with it many dangers, and few solutions are obvious.

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Not Getting STD Testing? Here’s Why Your Reasons Don’t Make Sense.

As leading providers of STD testing, we encounter a lot of reasons why people delay or resist getting screened on a regular basis.

Our goal is not only to make STD testing easy and accessible for people, but also to encourage everyone to monitor their sexual health.

Today, we’re sharing 4 excuses for not getting STD testing — and why they aren’t acceptable.

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Hepatitis Prevention: Get These Essential Facts

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th, making now the perfect time to focus on ways that you can help protect yourself and your community against this dangerous illness.

Preventing against hepatitis is an important step in preserving your overall health. Here are some steps that will help you do just that.

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What STDs Are Spread Through Blood?

You probably already know that STDs are transmitted through sexual contact. But did you know that some STDs can be transmitted through contact with blood?

Join ARCpoint Labs today as we share important information about bloodborne viruses (BBVs). We’ll also look at ways that you can protect yourself.

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STD Prevention for Travellers

July is peak season for vacationing. While on vacation, many of us find ourselves in a more relaxed state, enjoying tropical drinks, warm weather, and a slower pace. Unfortunately, this relaxed mind frame sometimes carries over to cause reduced vigilance about STD prevention.

It’s important that you make efforts to stay healthy while you are traveling. Here are some of the ways that you can work on STD prevention on vacation

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Managing Your STD Risk

June 16-22 marks Healthcare Risk Management Week. One of the most important ways ways to manage health risks is to find ways to lessen your STD risk. ARCpoint Labs is here to help with some ideas to keep you healthy.

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The Basics on Hepatitis

You might know that May is Hepatitis Awareness Month — but do you know the basics on hepatitis, including tips for prevention?

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s jump right into the details.

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