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Who should get tested for hepatitis C?

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  • The CDC recommends you get tested for the disease if you: Received blood from a donor who had the disease
  • Have ever injected drugs
  • Had a blood transfusion or an organ transplant before July 1992
  • Received a blood product used to treat clotting problems before 1987
  • Were born between 1945 and 1965
  • Have been on long-term kidney dialysis
  • Have HIV
  • Were born to a mother with hepatitis C

From: Hepatitis C and the Hep C Virus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

News release, FDA. The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology. CDC.  "Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals." The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart." UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)." FDA. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." "Mavyret Prescribing Information." Hepatitis C Online. "Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir (Vosevi)." "Daclatasvir (Daklinza)."






Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on August 23, 2019

SOURCES:

News release, FDA. The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology. CDC.  "Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals." The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart." UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)." FDA. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." "Mavyret Prescribing Information." Hepatitis C Online. "Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir (Vosevi)." "Daclatasvir (Daklinza)."






Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on August 23, 2019

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