Who Should be tested for Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood that contains the virus. Prior to the discovery of hepatitis C in 1989, people in the United States may have been exposed to the infection through blood contact during routine dental or medical procedures. Anyone who may have been exposed to blood via unregulated tattoos or piercings, injection or intranasal drug use, or high risk sexual practices is at risk of hepatitis C infection. Persons born between 1945 and 1965 (Baby Boomers) as well as those at risk of blood exposure should be tested for hepatitis C. Treatment is highly effective in curing more than 95% of those who finish the recommended course of therapy. Get tested, get treated, get cured. Learn more at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/infectious-diseases/Patient_Care/outpatient/ViralHepatitis.html