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Hepatitis C Testing & Treatment Awareness


Hepatitis C (HEP C) is a virus that can remain in your body for 20-30 years without any detectable symptoms.  It is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States.  A simple blood test can determine its presence in the body.  Baby boomers (those born between 1945 – 1965) are five times more likely to have HEP C than any other group.  HEP C can lead to liver damage, liver cancer and even death if not treated.  More American Indians and Alaska Natives die from HEP C than any other group.  There are now new treatments that can cure HEP C in about two weeks.  AAIP has produced the following 90-second videos; one aimed at baby boomers to get tested for HEP C and the other aimed for millennials about prevention.