Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of persons aware they have chronic hepatitis C
Baseline: 55.6 percent of persons with chronic hepatitis C were aware they have chronic hepatitis C in 2013-16
Target: 74.2 percent
Millions of people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C — and many don’t know it. New treatments can cure hepatitis C in most people. But when chronic hepatitis C isn’t treated, it can cause liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. Making sure people get tested according to the national testing recommendations for hepatitis C can help people learn they have chronic hepatitis C and get the treatment they need.