Sunday, 15 May 2016

All Baby Boomers should be tested for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a common viral infection of the liver
100 million people have hepatitis C worldwide

Anyone who is or has been sexually active is at risk for contracting Hepatitis C

You can have hepatitis C for years before symptoms develop

If people wait for symptoms to develop...
their average life expectancy from the time of diagnosis is


Hepatitis C causes liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver in many patients

New treatments allow for a 97% cure rate after 12 weeks of therapy

We could end Hepatitis C by 2030 if all baby boomers present for testing
(There is no vaccine.  All people at risk should be screened)

See your family doctor or local Public Health Unit and ask to be tested

Sent from the Harvard HIV Update Conference
Boston, MA
May 13, 2016

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