If you are a a baby boomer, you should get a hepatitis C screening.
As you age, it can seem like you’re asked to undergo more frequent medical testing. However, there’s one test that you absolutely shouldn’t skip if you’re a baby boomer: a hepatitis C screening. It’s a simple blood test that can safeguard your health and may even save your life.
More than three million baby boomers – people born between the years 1945 and 1965 – are currently infected with hepatitis C and many of them don’t know it. It’s easy to live with the disease for a very long time without experiencing any symptoms; unfortunately, when symptoms start, much of the damage has already been done. This is why screening is so essential.
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