Hepatitis C Testing Infographic
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Hepatitis C Testing: Infographic
Test Patients born from 1945 through 1965 for Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis C causes serious liver disease, even liver cancer. Blood tests are needed to tell if you have hepatitis C. A screening blood test, called an antibody test, shows if a person has ever been infected with the hepatitis C virus. If the antibody test is positive, a follow-up RNA blood test is needed to see if a person is still infected with the hepatitis C virus.
Anyone can get hepatitis C, but adults born from 1945 through 1965 are 5 times more likely to have hepatitis C. CDC recommends that everyone in the U.S. born from 1945 through 1965 be tested for hepatitis C in order to increase the proportion of those who know they are infected and linked to care. CDC also recommends that other populations at increased risk for hepatitis C get tested.
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