Why should I get tested for hepatitis C?

You should get tested for hepatitis C if you are at high risk for hepatitis C infection because there are effective treatments that, if started soon enough, may prevent liver disease. You may fall into a high risk group depending on your year of birth, other illness or other factors that increase the opportunity for exposure and infection.

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