Boomers aren’t getting tested for hepatitis C despite recommendations

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Boomers aren’t getting tested for hepatitis C despite recommendations

More baby boomers need to get tested for hepatitis C.

Their doctors have warned them, and healthcare advocates have banged the drum, but it seems that baby boomers are not taking the advice.

According to a new study, too few of them are getting tested for the hepatitis C virus, though they are the demographic more likely to have it.

Of the 3.5 million Americans with the contagious liver disease, 80 percent are baby boomers. Many don’t even know they have it. Yet despite repeated calls to action, few are actually doing anything about it.

Read full article: Boomers aren’t getting tested for hepatitis C despite recommendations | Miami Herald

Read Full Article: Boomers aren’t getting tested for hepatitis C despite recommendations | Miami Herald

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