Although current incident rates include 3.2 million undiagnosed Americans, until recently, Hepatitis C (HCV) information was scarce. Because the public was wholly uneducated regarding HCV infections, it became a silent killer.
“Baby Boomers” should be alerted to the prevalence of HCV. Transmission is easier than one might think. Risk factors include blood transfusion prior to 1992, injecting of illicit drugs, snorting of drugs, amateur tattoos and even unsanitary manicures/pedicures.
Because of the ease of transmission, HCV is reported to be as common as 3 out of 10 persons within risk categories (i.e. “baby boomers”). It is important for those within these risk categories to get tested, even if you are not experiencing traditional symptoms.
At Epic Health we provide free screening for Hepatitis C (HCV). Click here or call 706-434-1590 to speak with a clinical specialist to arrange your screening.
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