The Viral Hepatitis Clinic helps treat patients living with viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B, C, and D. In the US, approximately 65% of liver cancer cases are related to hepatitis B or C with nearly 50% attributable to hepatitis C alone. Many Americans are at increased risk for chronic viral hepatitis infection. Hepatitis B and C are treatable.
Who should get tested for viral hepatitis?
The CDC recommends all adults ages 18+ should be tested for both hepatitis B and C once in their lifetime regardless of risk. If you are at risk or have never been tested, talk to your primary care provider today about getting tested and treated.
One visit is all it takes to get:
- Liver staging (determine how healthy your liver is)
- Pharmacy visit, if needed
- Start treatment, depending on what we find and your preference
Who is at risk for hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection?
- Infants born to mothers with HBV infection
- Having sexual partners who have HBV infection
- Men who have sex with men
- People who inject drugs
- Household contact with people with chronic HBV infection
- Health care and public safety workers at risk for occupational exposure to blood or blood-contaminated body fluids
- Patients on hemodialysis
Who is at risk for hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection?
- People with HIV infection
- Current or former people who use injection drugs (PWID), including those who injected only once many years ago
- People with selected medical conditions, including those who have ever received maintenance hemodialysis
- Prior recipients of transfusions or organ transplants, including people who:
- received clotting factor concentrates produced before 1987
- received a transfusion of blood or blood components before July 1992
- received an organ transplant before July 1992
- were notified that they received blood from a donor who later tested positive for HCV infection
- Health care, emergency medical, and public safety personnel after needle sticks, sharps, or mucosal exposures to HCV-positive blood
- Infants born to mothers with HCV infection