Contact
Search Menu

 
 
Be Sure To Know the Facts about Hepatitis C
Who Should Get Tested?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health institutions recommend a one-time Hep C test for adults at high risk of infection:

People born between 1945 and 1965

-- This group of “Baby Boomers” is 5 times more likely to have Hep C than other generations 

  • Known exposures
  • -- Received blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992
  • -- Received clotting factor before 1987
    • Are a chronic hemodialysis patient
  • Had an accidental needlestick incident with a used needle
  • Are a military veteran (especially Vietnam Veterans)
    • Shared toothbrushes, razors, etc. with a person who has hepatitis C
    • Had unprotected sex with a person with hepatitis C
    • Were born to a mother who has hepatitis C
    • Have an unregulated tattoo or body piercings
  • Ever been incarcerated or worked in a jail or prison
  • Have shared an injection needle, works or intranasal devices for illicit drug use - Even Once
  • Have select medical contitions:
  • -- Have unexplained chronic liver disease and hepatitis including alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels
  • -- Have been diagnosed with HIV

Talk To Your Healthcare Professional Today if You Have Any Of These Risk Factors. GET TESTED TODAY AT your doctor’s office WITH ORAQUICK HCV RAPID ANTIBODY TEST.






 Key facts
5 Million
people are infected with HCV
 
3 out of 4
don't know it
 
In 2007
more people died from HCV than HIV
 
 
 Hepatitis C. Are you at risk?
Download this Risk Checklist and Fact Sheet.