CDC Urges Hepatitis C Testing for All Baby Boomers

Surveillance samples indicate that up to 85% of people infected with hepatitis C don't know it. Now the Centers for Disease Control is calling for healthcare providers to perform inexpensive, one-time hepatitis C testing on all baby boomers.

2 comments on "CDC Urges Hepatitis C Testing for All Baby Boomers"
Linda (8/22/2012 at 2:50 PM)

As I understand it the baby boomer years are 1946-1964. Why are they different here?
Crista (8/20/2012 at 9:34 PM)

Those treatements only work if the patient is willing to follow the entire treatment the way it is supposed to be taken. I've watched a woman go through two of the three treatments she has taken and both times she stopped way too early. The first time, the doctor stopped her with 6 months of treatment left (as soon as it was nondectable) and within 6 months it was back and worse. The second treatment, she stopped it prior to finishing it. I feel bad for her, but she needed to have finished the treatment.


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