What Boomers Should Know About Hepatitis C

What Boomers Should Know About Hepatitis C

If you’re a boomer, you’ve been warned: You need checkups for certain cancers, cholesterol, blood pressure and vision — and that’s a lot to keep track of. So you may have missed the news that you — and everyone born between 1945 and 1965 (the age range given by government agency experts)— should be tested for the liver-damaging hepatitis C virus, or HCV. New medicines are making this potential killer more treatable than ever. The bad news: There are still at least a million boomers who don’t know they’re infected and risk serious illness. Here’s what you need to know.
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