Comprehensive Hepatitis C Care to patients of all ages
Those born between 1945 and 1965, make up three-quarters of the 3.5 million Americans currently living with Hepatitis C. The reason for this is because the virus wasn’t discovered until 1989, with the majority of those infected contracting it during the 70s and 80s before infection control standards were improved. Others at risk of being infected with Hepatitis C are those that have received a blood transfusion before 1992, former or current IV drug users, chronic hemodialysis patients, patients with HIV, persons who received unlicensed tattoos, veterans (especially of the Vietnam war), healthcare workers, and donor organ recipients.
Although it can take years, sometimes even decades, for symptoms to show, the virus damages the liver the entire time. When untreated, Hepatitis C can cause liver damage, liver cancer, and even death. Whether or not you fall into one of the categories mentioned above, it’s always a good idea to get tested.
Hometown Health Clinic is happy to provide comprehensive Hepatitis C Care to patients of all ages. Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine and the dedicated staff at Hometown Health Clinic, a cure for Hepatitis C is no longer an unattainable dream.