What baby boomers need to know about hepatitis C risk factors

Regardless of your lifestyle habits, baby boomers are at risk for hepatitis C and here’s why.

Baby boomers are leading the way again, but this time it’s with hepatitis C.

People born between 1945 and 1965 are the largest group living with hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many people have hepatitis C and don’t know it. Getting tested is the only way to find out.

Complex Care Clinics

Norton Complex Care Clinics in Louisville and Corydon, Indiana, provide specialized care for people with hepatitis C.

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Who should get tested for hepatitis C?

  • If you were born between 1945 and 1965.
  • If you injected or snorted drugs.
  • If you have a tattoo or body piercing.
  • If you had contact with infected blood or body fluids.
  • If you have been on dialysis for a long time.
  • If you have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Advances in treatment are giving millions of people with chronic hepatitis C a chance for a longer, healthier life without the virus. It fact, it is curable in as little as eight weeks.

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