Help Us Eliminate Hepatitis C in New York State

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Find out what you can do to help New York eliminate hep C using the resources below.

Learn the facts. Learn about hep C and what behaviors may put you or your loved ones at risk. You can learn about hep c prevention, testing and treatment by viewing these short, animated videos. Share what you learn with your friends and family.

Get Tested. Getting tested is the only way to know if you have hep C. Speak with your health care provider about getting tested. If you know someone who may be at risk, remind them to speak to their healthcare provider to get tested. View the New York State Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program locations to locate hep C testing available in your area.

  • Baby boomers are five times more likely to have hep C. They NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law requires a hep C screening test be offered to every individual born between 1945 and 1965. If you are a baby boomer and haven't been tested, speak to your healthcare provider about getting tested. For more information on baby boomers and hep C, please see the Testing Fact Sheet.

Get Treated. If you have been diagnosed with hep C, there is good news! Today there are treatments available that cure hep C, with few side effects. Almost everyone who takes their hep C treatment is cured. Prevent the spread of hep C by getting cured! Even if you were treated in the past or had a treatment that didn't work. Speak to your health care provider about options for treatment.

Help Prevent Hep C. Everyone can help prevent the spread of hep C. Learn more about how hep C is transmitted and share what you learn with others.

What is New York Doing to Eliminate Hep C? In March 2018, New York State announced funding to support programs that will lead toward the elimination of hep C in NY state. A task force was created to develop a plan for elimination. The task force is made up of representatives from community-based organizations, people living with and affected by hep C, health care providers, payers, public health experts, researchers, harm reduction specialists and social service providers. Find out more about the task force or the New York State hep C elimination plans.

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