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42 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 9 - Nov. 15, 2001 Hepatitis B: the sik:Jat stalker attacks risk takers By Jeanne Doe, - cirrhosis, a dis- SHARP Center resource director Do you have unprotected sex with multiple partners'? Are you a health-care worker such as a nurse, CNA, PA, or are you in an environment in which you are exposed to blood or other bodily fluids? Do you work in public safety? Do you currently have or have you had a sexually transmit- ted disease (STD)? Do you live with someone who has hepatitis B? Do .you share personal items such as razors or toothbrushes'? Do you have a tattoo or body piercing or plpn to practice body art? Do you use street drugs or use injecting drugs? Is your sex partner at risk for hepatitis'? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be at risk for contracting hepatitis B (HBV)? Hepatitis B is a virus that is usu- ally characterized as inflamma- tion of the liver and can lead to AIDS Delaware offers hepatitis vaccinations AIDS Delaware announced recently it would continue its hep- atitis vaccination program, offer- ing reduced price hepatitis A and B vaccination programs at both its Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach offices. Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) recommend vaccina- tions for the prevention of hepati- tis A and B, two serious diseases that can produce symptoms such as nausea, fever, chills, loss of appetite, liver damage and even death. The program is funded through a grant from Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals. "In response to an increased incidence in hepatitis A in Delaware, we feel that it would be very beneficial to continue the hepatitis vaccination program at both the beach and in our Wilmington office," said Ron Schnorbus, associate directx)r of AIDS Delaware. In Rehoboth, vaccinations will be offered the second Sunday of each month at AIDS Delaware's office located at 706 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Vtccinations will be offered on Nov. I0, Dec. 8, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. In Wilmington, vaccinations will be offered by appointment during business hours at the AIDS Delaware office in the Community Service Building. The cost of the vaccinations is $15 per session. For more information about the ease that scars the liver, liver failure, liver cancer and death to many that catch it. Hepatitis B is transmitted through expo- , ,JEANNE DOE sure to some- one's infected blood: needle-stick injuries, drug use, body piercing and tattooing with contaminated or unsterile needles and sharing personal items such as tooth- brushes, nail clippers, and razors. Hepatitis B is also spread through infected body fluids: Jal, anal, and vaginal sex, and from mother to child at birth. Your risk increases with each sexual partner and each time you have inter- course without a condom. Hepatitis B may attack silently and for some it may go away in six months. Many people with vaccination' program, call 226- 5350. Cancer in Common meets Nov. 13 Cancer in Common will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Cancer in Com-mon is a spiritu- ally based support group whose purpose is to provide a Christian environment for people whose lives have been touched by can- cer. Meetings are open to anyone, who is a cancer survivor or cur- rently fighting cancer, and people close to them. For details, call Kaye Webb at 227-7743. SHARP Center offers free HIV testing In addition to Sussex County AIDS Committee providing flee It is with regret that Dr. Fernando Maglaya announces the closing of his practice in Lewes. He will be relocating to Virginia to join his family. Dr. Maglaya would like to take this opportunity to extend sincere appreciation to his patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 302-644-2633. Dr. Zouhair Harb will see Dr. Maglaya's patients beginning November 2001. Appointments can be made at 302-644-2633. hepatitis B may be infected, show It is estimated that more than have sex, limit your number the no symptoms and unintentionally 1.2 million Americans are current- sex partners, avoid sharing nee- infect others. Blood tests are the ly carriers of hepatitis B and it dies and personal items, and get only sure way to know whether infects more than 300,000 each tested and vaccinated. you are a carrier. Some people" year. For more information, contact with hepatitis may have jaundice, You can protect yourself. Use a the hepatitis hotline at 888-4HEP- a yellowing of the eyes and skin, condom each and every time you ABC. dark urine, flulike symptofns, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, Health Benefits for the Entire Family nausea, stomach cramps and vom- ,811.  iting. - o,,ly $140 Per Month:' Once infected, there is no cure.  The only treatment is a combina- * FLAT RATE * GUARANTEED ACCEPI"ANCE  : tion of rest and proper nutrition. There is, however, a vaccination * SELF-EMPLOYED OR NOTI-NO INCREASEI  :i for hepatitis B that comes in three * MEDICAk01$C00m0N00Ct0P,,0FJI' -- doses: the initial injection, one 1- CHIROPRACTlC, EIIERGENCYROOM,   ' . month later, and 1 five months HOSPITALCONF'VISION'RX&Mf'r,, after that. Call- 1 888 3flUi10039 2003 It is important to receive all J J (noo=a three injections for the vaccine to E  work ficiently. The vaccination is very safe. It may, however, cause your arm to be sore for a day or you may experience other Additional $7.5 Billion side effects such as fever or nau- sea, but they are rare. Phen Victims and anonymous testing from4 to  For Fen- 6 p.m. every Thursday, SHARP I "1\\;[ ' If you were prescrlbed Fen-Phen for two months or longer you may be eligible to receive compensation. Call to qualify for your FREE Center offers free and anonymous   Buaog ECHOCILtlDIOGRIdI RNIH6. ycol & PPA cases also accepted. testing by appointment six days a Ulc.t Uwm week. For more information, call Miller& Almoclahm " Toll Free 1-866-DR AT LAW Jeanne at 644-1094. To schedule Affiliated Law Rrms Nationwide: VA, MD, D.C., NY, FL, PA an appointment, call 644-1090. health as,ocmtio Cordially invites you to an Open House When: Friday, November 16th Time: 6p.m. - 8p.m. Where: 1535 Savannah Road, Lewes Meet our New Doctors Tour our New Office