January 14, 2015

Health Alert: Hepatitis C Testing for Baby Boomers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults born during 1945-1965 should receive one-time testing for the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  For these reasons:
  • National data show this age group has a 5 times higher prevalence of the infection than other adults, and the age group makes us 75% of all those who have the disease
  • HCV is the leading cause of liver transplants and liver cancer
  • A high proportion of those infected are unaware
  • Treatment can halt disease progression and provide a virologic cure in most infected persons
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170
Bakersfield, CA 93309

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