Get Tested. Get Treated. Get Cured.
Hepatitis C is a serious virus that can lead to liver damage and other significant health problems. An estimated 2.4 million people are living with this treatable disease — and many who are infected may not even know it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults over the age of 18 get tested for hepatitis C at least once in their lifetime, and even more frequently if they fit into any of these categories:
Over the age of 18 years old
History of intravenous drug use
Multiple sexual partners
Pregnant women (during each pregnancy)
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Check Out the Uncas Health District Calendar for Testing Events in Your Community.
Current Hep C treatment options are easy, effective, and can reverse the symptoms.
Viral Hepatitis Key Facts
- There are several different viruses that can cause hepatitis; the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
- Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C are leading causes of liver cancer in the United States.
- Both hepatitis A and hepatitis B are preventable with safe and effective vaccines, and hepatitis C is curable with prescribed treatment.
- CDC recommends all adults through age 59 and adults age 60 or older with risk factors get vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B. If you are age 60 or older and do not have risk
factors, you may choose to get vaccinated.
- About 66% of people with hepatitis B are unaware of their infection and about 40% of people
living with hepatitis C do not know they are infected
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