National Geographic : 2017 Feb
HEP C HOPE, KNOW FOR SURE, GILEAD and the GILEAD logo are trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. ©2016 Gilead Sciences, Inc. All rights reserved. UNBC4089 11/16 BABY BOOMERS (BORN 1945–1965) 1 IN 30 HAS HEPATITIS C AND MOST DON’T EVEN KNOW IT. FOR US, IT’S TIME TO GET TESTED. VISIT HEPCHOPE.COM OR CALL 844-9-HEPCHOPE. FOR US There’s a virus out there that hasn’t been talked about much, and you may not have heard about it. A virus that’s serious, like HIV. It’s hepatitis C (Hep C). It can hide in your body for years, even decades, without symptoms. And it isn’t tested for in routine blood work. If left untreated, Hep C can cause liver damage and even lead to liver cancer. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends all Baby Boomers get tested for Hep C. All it takes is a simple one-time blood test. The good news is: if you have Hep C, it can be cured. Ask your healthcare provider at your next appointment to be tested for Hep C. It’s the only way to know for sure.