Do you think the publicity surrounding this issue will lead to more testing, treatment and ultimately prevention?
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2 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:LA Times: Roughly 75% of people w/Hep C are baby boomersHere's an article from the Los Angeles Times last week about Hepatitis C being a latent legacy of baby boomers' youth. <br /><br />The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges people born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested, noting that a large percentage of those with Hep C are boomers. <br /><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/02/local/la-me-boomers-hepatitis-20120502">Baby boomers dying from a "silent epidemic" of hepatitis C infections is increasing rapidly - a new nationwide push for widespread testing is being launched.</a> <br /><br />Do you think the publicity surrounding this issue will lead to more testing, treatment and ultimately prevention? <br /><br />Haylen
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