It is our hope that through I.D. Hep C, more people will learn their hepatitis C status so that those who are unknowingly living with the disease can take action and get treated, because unlike many other infectious diseases, for many patients, hepatitis C can be cured.
As a part of the I.D. Hep C campaign, the AGA recently released findings from a national online survey of baby boomers conducted by Harris Interactive, which revealed a lack of knowledge about hepatitis C, which carries a significant risk, and a gap in conversation between health-care providers and patients about hepatitis C. For detailed survey findings, click here.
Ira M. Jacobson, MD, AGAF, chief, division of gastroenterology and hepatology and professor of medicine, The Joan Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Michael Ryan, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School and practicing gastroenterologist with Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists of Norfolk, VA