People born from 1945-1965 are 5x more likely to have Hepatitis C.
While anyone can get Hepatitis C, people born during these years are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C than other adults. That’s why CDC recommends everyone born from 1945-1965 get tested for Hepatitis C.
75% of people with Hepatitis C were born from 1945-1965
Of the more than 3 million people living with Hepatitis C, 3 out of every 4 were born from 1945-1965.
Hepatitis C can cause liver damage and liver failure.
Over time, chronic Hepatitis C can cause serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. In fact, Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the #1 cause of liver transplants.
Many people can get lifesaving care and treatment.
Knowing you have Hepatitis C can help you make important decisions about your health. Successful treatments can eliminate the virus from the body and prevent liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer.
- Page last reviewed: February 11, 2015
- Page last updated: March 5, 2015
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