You are at a Greater Risk for Hep C Than You Think
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It is estimated that 3.2 million Americans are chronically infected with Hepatitis C
More people die from HCV today than of HIV and 59 other infection diseases combined
Approximately 2% of Rhode Islanders have ever been infected with HCV. Of that 2%, 80% are at risk of developing chronic disease
Hepatitis C cases are increasing in the United States, particularly among young adults. If left untreated, Hep C can lead to severe health complications. The good news is that Hep C can be cured within 8-12 weeks if caught early and treated with antiviral medication.
You do not need to be a primary care patient to utilize our STI screening and treatment services.
What you need to know about Hepatitis C:
Hepatitis C is spread through direct contact with the blood of someone who is infected or through sex
Testing is the only way to know if you are infected
It is recommended that all adults and pregnant women get tested for Hep C.
People with ongoing risk factors should be tested regularly for Hep C.
There are currently no vaccines against Hep C