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Who is more likely to get hepatitis C?

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People with HIV are more likely to have hepatitis C. About one in four people in the U.S. who have HIV also have hepatitis C, according to the CDC. Having both makes serious, life-threatening complications -- including liver disease and liver failure -- more likely.

From: Can I Get Hepatitis C From Sex? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hep C 1-2-3: Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis C?"

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology: "Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers."

CDC: "Hepatitis B and Sexual Health."

CDC: "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public."

Jeff Crippin, MD, professor of medicine and medical director, liver transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine.

David K. Wong, MD, clinical director, Francis Family Liver Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital.

Terrault, N. , March 2013. Hepatology

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C: Telling Others and Finding Support."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 6, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hep C 1-2-3: Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis C?"

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology: "Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers."

CDC: "Hepatitis B and Sexual Health."

CDC: "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public."

Jeff Crippin, MD, professor of medicine and medical director, liver transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine.

David K. Wong, MD, clinical director, Francis Family Liver Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital.

Terrault, N. , March 2013. Hepatology

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C: Telling Others and Finding Support."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 6, 2018

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