Veterans, get tested for hepatitis C



Between 4 percent and 17 percent of our military veterans are infected with hepatitis C and unaware that this terrible liver disease, if untreated, can lead to death. In fact, individuals infected with hepatitis C experience no symptoms until they have extensive scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). However, some may have fatigue and other nonspecific symptoms before this occurs.

Hepatitis C blood testing is the only way to know if 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, taking one pill a day.

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