Hepatitis C is the most common, chronic, blood- borne viral infection in the United States.
- An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. (1 in 50) have been infected with the hepatitis C virus.
The hepatitis C epidemic is global.
- At least 3% of the world’s population (over 170 million persons) are infected with the hepatitis C virus.
Most people with hepatitis C do not know they have it.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 2/3 of infected Americans are unaware of their status.
Liver Cancer Prevention
- Undiagnosed hepatitis B and C are the leading cause of Liver cancer in the US.
- Liver Cancer is the 2nd deadliest cancer in the world.
Know your hepatitis C status!
Learn more about potential sources of exposure to hepatitis C.
The only way to know for sure whether you have hepatitis C is to be tested. If there is a possibility you have been exposed to hepatitis C, get tested.
Visit the HCV Testing Site Locator to find an HCV screening site near you, or visit your doctor.