Vital Signs Report: Study Suggests Only Half of Americans with Hepatitis C Receive Complete Testing for the Virus
Today, and in conjunction with Hepatitis Awareness Month, CDC released a new analysis in Vital Signs suggesting that only half of those identified as ever having had hepatitis C in a multi-area study received follow-up testing showing that they are still infected.
These findings show that lack of follow-up testing may pose a significant barrier to reaching the millions of Americans living with hepatitis C and ensuring these individuals receive the proper care and treatment needed to prevent liver cancer, death, and other serious health consequences. The results also further underscore the severe impact that hepatitis C has among baby boomers (those born from 1945 through 1965).
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STD Awareness Month is the right time to shed light on an epidemic that affects many young Americans, yet remains hidden. Did you know that:
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