Veterans are twice as likely to be infected with chronic hepatitis C as the general population
We have all been affected by chronic hepatitis C. Our personal experiences with this disease have inspired us to share our stories and motivate others to tell their friends and family about their diagnosis and to talk to their healthcare provider about their options.
So come on in and take a look around. You may just find you're ready to take the next step. The way we see it, doing nothing is not an option.
Tune In to Hep C is a national public health campaign created to educate people about chronic hepatitis C and the importance of taking action. The campaign was founded because – although chronic hepatitis C care is advancing – public understanding of the disease isn’t moving at nearly the same pace.
In order to increase awareness of chronic hepatitis C, Gregg, Natalie, and Jon have partnered with Merck and the American Liver Foundation on Tune In to Hep C to turn up the volume on chronic hepatitis C by educating patients about the disease and encouraging them to take the next step.
Approximately 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C virus infection, a potentially serious disease that can damage the liver over time and lead to cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and liver cancer. Of those, an estimated one million are Hispanic-Americans. Many people infected with chronic hepatitis C do not know that they have the disease – approximately 70 to 80 percent of people newly infected with the disease do not have symptoms.
Everyone's story is different. That's why it is so important to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider and be mindful of your liver health today and down the road.
Doing nothing is not an option. Are you ready to take the next step?
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