Massachusetts estimates that they have at least 100,000 people infected with Hepatitis C, and 75% of that number are estimated to be currently unaware.
On top of that, statistics compiled by the CDC estimate that half of those who find out they have Hep C don’t get follow up testing.
That’s a lot of people with the potential to unknowingly spread Hepatitis C.
Which population is the most unknowingly affected? Baby boomers.
If you were born between 1946-1961 (roughly), you are at a significantly increased risk for Hep C. Bad medical practices of the time, the generation of free love, and a virus that can remain silent for decades has created the perfect recipe for a whole generation to be unknowingly infected.
The current recommendation is that anyone born in that time period get tested. It’s important to catch Hep C before the symptoms appear, as Hep C symptoms only appear when the liver is already severely damaged.
It’s also important to get tested to help stop the spread of the disease. Hep C spreads very easily—indirect contact, even (i.e. via shared items). Although current treatment options aren’t ideal, you want to be able to care for yourself!
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What do you think about baby boomers’ increased risk for Hep C infection?