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Free Hepatitis C Testing for Veterans

This is a press release from the Southern Miss News.

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – On Thursday, March 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic (at Merit Health Wesley Hospital)

The Mississippi Community Veterans Engagement Board, in coordination with The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families, will offer Hepatitis C testing to military veterans today in Hattiesburg. The testing is free for enrolled veterans. Officials will be on hand to assist any veteran not currently enrolled in the VA Health Care System. Hepatitis C affects millions, but a Department of Veterans Affairs study shows that new drug regiments for the virus have resulted in remarkably high cure rates among patients in the VA’s national health care system.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .

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