Who should be tested for hepatitis?

CDC contemplates new. The CDC is contemplating new recommendations for hepatitis c sceening -age based - rather than 'known exposure'.Otherwise i concur with the advice from dr. Arthur xxx(i can't see who answered originally without losing this screen).
Exposure risk. Exposed to known case. Born in endemic region, e.g. Asia, africa, middle east, caribbean; history IV drug , nasal drug use; transfusion before 1993; men who have had sex with men, women who have had sex with men who have had sex with men; "homemade" tattoos; tainted food/water; needle stick hep a: fecal/oral route, bad water/food hep c: blood/drug use, sex exposure less hep b : blood/drug/birth.

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Who should get tested for hepatitis c?

Hep C testing. The "old answer" would be: 1. Abnormal "lfts" 2. At-risk conditions - eg. Blood transfusions pre-1993, any history if IV drug use (even once), history of jaundice or hepatitis etc. Etc. But, the CDC is contemplating recommending all us people born between 1946 and 1965 (and maybe 1970) should be screened once. http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis/actionplan_viralhepatitis2011.pdf. Read more...
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