WHAT'S YOUR RISK?
If you are infected with Hep C, there is a risk that you could be passing the virus on to family and friends through your blood, even if you don't have any symptoms.
The good news is that getting tested for Hep C is quick and easy. As well, for many people, it's curable. The first test your doctor will do is a blood test, and you can have results back in a few days.
The sooner you find out, the sooner you may be able to discuss your options with your doctor. Early treatment can help you prevent damage to your liver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out of the people who develop chronic Hep C:
- 60-70% will develop chronic liver disease
- Up to 20% will get cirrhosis
- 1-5% will die from liver cancer or cirrhosis
If you're here, chances are you think you or a loved one might be at risk for Hep C. This assessment can help determine if you should talk to your doctor about getting a quick, simple blood test for Hep C.
You can print out your results, then discuss them with your doctor.