New drugs make treating hepatitis C faster and easier

Published: June, 2014

In a minority of men, unchecked hepatitis C infection leads to liver damage or cancer. These drugs can quash the virus.

If you were born between 1945 and 1965, health experts now recommend that you be tested for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Statistically, baby boomers are more likely than other adults to have HCV. The virus can remain in the liver for decades without causing symptoms. The damage it does can progress to fatal liver failure or cancer.

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