Military veterans should take advantage of free Hepatitis C testing

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Military veterans should take advantage of free Hepatitis C testing

Hepatitis C testing is important for military populations.

Between 4 and 17 percent of this nation’s military veterans are infected with Hepatitis C and unaware that this terrible liver disease, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to death.

In fact, individuals infected with Hepatitis C experience no symptoms until they have extensive scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). Some individuals, however, may have fatigue and other non-specific symptoms before this occurs.

Hepatitis C blood testing is the only way to know whether or not you are infected with this terrible disease. The remarkably good news is that more than 90 percent of treated veterans have been cured throughout a 12-week period by taking one pill a day.

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