The Hep C Connection Edit Name
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Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne virus in the U.S., conservatively affecting 3.2 million people.
Most people with the virus are unaware that they are infected because symptoms, when presented, are
easily confused with other illnesses. The majority of people with the virus are baby boomers who may have
contracted it from transfusion of blood products, long term hemodialysis, air gun inoculations or in the field
transfusions during military service, tattooing in unsafe settings, drug use, or other risk factors. If left
undiagnosed, the hepatitis C virus may lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer, necessitating a liver transplant.
However, new treatments can clear the virus, providing a cure for the majority of people with the most
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