Saturday, May 26, 2012

I.D. Hep C - Pledge Today To Educate Yourself and Others About Hepatitis C

*This awareness campaign is funded by Vertex in association with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and was launched on May 14.

AGA Launches I.D. Hep C Campaign

I.D. Hep C Campaign
I.D. Hep C is a campaign developed by the AGA to educate people, especially baby boomers, about hepatitis C and encourage people to initiate conversations about the disease and getting tested with their health-care provider.
Learn more about the campaign

Pledge Today To Educate Yourself and Others About Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a potentially serious, often misunderstood liver disease affecting nearly 5 million Americans, 75 percent of whom don’t know they have it. Findings from a recent survey of baby boomers, released by the AGA, show a lack of knowledge about hepatitis C among baby boomers, a population that represents the majority of those infected. That’s why we are asking people to pledge their commitment to educating themselves and others about hep C and testing. Take the I.D. Hep C pledge today and encourage others to do the same.
Take the Pledge!

National Hepatitis C Survey
What do baby boomers, who make up the majority of people infected, know about hepatitis C? We set out to test people’s knowledge about the disease. Check out the results of our national survey and see how your knowledge stacks up.
National hepatitis C survey results

Know the Hepatitis C Basics
Did you know that 82 percent of people with hepatitis C are baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965)? Hepatitis C is a serious public health threat. Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis C – five times the number of people with HIV– and 75 percent don’t even know it. How much do you know about hepatitis C?
Find out what you need to know about hepatitis C

Do You Know If You Have Hep C?
Did you know that screening for hepatitis C is not currently part of routine blood tests? You may think you have been tested, but chances are you haven’t. It’s a simple test.
To get tested and know your status, talk to your health-care provider about being tested for hepatitis C at your next appointment or visit our testing page to find a site near you where you can get tested.
Learn about getting tested for hepatitis C

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