Hepatitis C is curable, but first you have to know you have it.
Hepatitis C is a potentially deadly liver disease that affects an estimated 3.5 millionpeople in the United States and up to 150 million worldwide. In fact, it kills more Americans than all other infectious diseases together! But in just the past few years, advances in treatment have been nothing short of astounding. A condition once treated with medication that caused serious side effects and delivered a low cure rate is now curable almost all of the time, with new drugs that have virtually no side effects.
Unfortunately, most people who could benefit from these new medications don’t know they are infected. You can live with this “silent” killer for decades without feeling ill, until it is too late to prevent serious liver damage. Learning about hepatitis C and talking to your doctor about being tested can keep this from happening to you.
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