According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control, who spoke that day, one in 30 baby boomers has Hepatitis C. Since Hepatitis C was only identified in 1989, there was no long-term data., I thought. But as it turns out, I was pretty much the last one to do so.
Forty percent of those people will die of the virus, at an average age of 59. I made it all the way to 2011, and then the outlandishly good health I had enjoyed all my life started to crumble. My blood counts plummeted and my spleen swelled to three times its normal size. The drugs now available for Hepatitis C have a 96 percent cure rate.
For those with hepatitis C though, this experience can feel both additionally scary and very isolating.
Often, people do not know what hepatitis C is or what it means when someone says they have it.
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They also recommend testing for anyone who has injected drugs — a group swelling as we speak with young people and other victims of the current opioid epidemic — and anyone who had a blood transfusion before 1992. Much of the press on the new drugs has focused on how expensive they are, and on questions about insurance coverage.
Hepatitis C treatment is covered by Medicare, though, and by 95 percent of commercial insurers.
Some people choose to post this information in their online dating profile, as they believe it is better to make others aware upfront than to risk becoming interested in someone who leaves when they are told about the hepatitis C.
Others feel that this is providing far too much information in advance and, like telling someone about your crazy relative or secret love of silly putty, it is better to share information with someone as the relationship evolves and the situations arise.