With increased screening and improved therapeutic options, we are literally witnessing the beginning of the end of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Since 75% of HCV infection remains undiagnosed, the CDC recently advised a one-time screening for all baby boomers (age 45-65). The importance of this initiative was emphasized when Governor Cuomo signed legislation this month mandating New York physicians to offer testing to all their patients. In addition to improved screening, therapeutic options for HCV are rapidly changing.
Speak to your physician today about HCV testing and treatment.