Baby Boomers, get checked for Hep C
Nearly 150,000 New Yorkers have chronic Hepatitis C, yet half may not know it. Baby Boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are most at risk from having been exposed decades ago, before the cause of the disease was known and before blood supplies were regularly screened.
Even if you don’t feel sick, you could still have Hep C. It can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and early death.
Hep C is curable. The first thing to do is to get tested. Free and low cost testing, care, and treatment are available.
- Text LIVER to 877877 to find Hep C testing sites.