According to the CDC…
Hepatitis C: Why people born 1945-19658 should get tested:
People born from 1945-1965 are 5x more likely to have Hepatitis C.
While anyone can get Hepatitis C, more than 75% of people with Hepatitis C were born between these years. That’s why CDC recommends that anyone born from 1945-1965 get tested for Hepatitis C.
Up to 75% of people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected.
Millions of Americans have Hepatitis C, but most don’t know it. People with Hepatitis C often have no symptoms and can live with an infection for decades without feeling sick.
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.
Visit http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/ to learn more about Hepatitic C and see the full CDC campaign.