Please read his entire post and pass the message along. There are millions of Veterans out there who might have it and never know unless they get tested.
The post title is kind of a two edged sword. It’s sarcastic because of the way I got the disease, but at the same time, it’s also a thanks to the military for stepping up to take care of us Veterans, especially because of the cost of treatment.
I have Hepatitis C, type 1 genome. It’s the most “popular” type of the disease and is also the hardest to get rid of. Approximately 4.5 million Americans are infected with or carry the Hepatitis C virus. That equates to about 2 percent of the population.
A medical survey of a representative group of Americans tested between 1988 and 1994 concluded that approximately 1.8% of the general population of the United States carried the antibody to hepatitis C in their bloodstream, which placed the the number of Americans with HCV at 3.9 million persons. More recent studies using newer assays have pushed…
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