Hepatitis C is the most common
blood-borne infection in the United States. It affects about 3.2 million
people in the U.S. and 170 million people worldwide.1, 2
It is not
always clear how a person becomes infected with hepatitis C. But it is
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July 6, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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