Augusta, GA (PRWEB) June 02, 2012
MedEx Associates LLC, a healthcare company based in Augusta, GA, focuses on providing patients with highly specialized staff and continuity of care in an out patient setting. As part of their patient centered focus, the company took part in National Hepatitis Testing Day. At health fairs on May 19 and May 31, the company offered free confidential Hepatitis C screenings. MedEx Associates LLC will also make this opportunity available at the Augusta Pride event on June 23 and at a local health fair on June 24.
Hepatitis C affects millions of people across the country. The CDC estimates that 1 in 30 Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 - 1965) are infected and most don't even know it. Because symptoms may not appear for years or even decades, MedEx Associates LLC, is joining the CDC and the US Department of Health and Human Services, in a nationwide awareness campaign beginning with May 19, National Hepatitis Testing Day. By offering free screenings to the public, MedEx Associates LLC hopes to help many unsuspecting and undiagnosed patients get the help they need. This is especially important when considering that most people with acute or chronic Hepatitis C can show no symptoms for years and that now, there is a cure.
Many people may be experiencing symptoms but are not sure what is causing them. Common symptoms of Hepatitis C include loss of appetite, stomach pain, and jaundice. Other symptoms include tiredness, itchy skin, dark urine, muscle soreness, and nausea. By helping to educate and screen patients, MedEx Associates LLC is providing the public a greater awareness about the truth on the virus.
There are many risk factors for Hepatitis C. Some of these include drug use, blood transfusions and organ transplants taking place before July of 1992, having unprotected sex, and having tattoos and body piercings. It is of great benefit for those with one or more risk factors, or those born between 1945 and 1965, to take advantage of medical screenings, such as the ones MedEx Associates LLC continues to offer.
About the company:
MedEx Associates, LLC uses a multi-specialty approach to specialized medical care which is designed for the ease and comfort of patients. The firm's focus is on inter-disciplinary medical management of such complex cases as infectious diseases, chronic non-healing wounds and retroviral disease such as HIV. The firm claims the physicians have over 75 years of combined experience. MedEx Associates LLC is located in Augusta, GA and can be reached at (706) 434-1590. Visit their website at http://www.medexassociates.com for more information.