Baby Boomers Urged to Get Hepatitis C Test

New national project makes hepatitis C testing more discrete, affordable and convenient

The Centers for Disease Control warns that 1 in 30 baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) have been infected with the hepatitis C virus. Because many in this age group were infected decades ago and may not know it, CDC is urging them to get a one-time hepatitis C test today.

HealthPro, a national nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce a new project to help baby boomers privately learn their hepatitis C status.  "Helping Expand Access to Lab Testing for Hepatitis C" (HEALTH-C) is a collaboration between HealthPro, The Support Partnership, and PersonaLabs HEALTH-C's goal is to make hepatitis C testing affordable, private, and convenient. Services  include education and counseling both before and after the test, and referral to care for people with confirmed hepatitis C infection. 

Chronic hepatitis C can cause serious liver disease and liver cancer, which is now the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Just one test of all the members of this generation may identify 800,000 people who have been infected with hepatitis C, preventing liver cancer and perhaps saving 120,000 lives.  More...

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