Up to 75% of people living with Hep C don't even know they have it.
Thankfully, Hep C is curable, and 93% of our patients achieve a sustained virologic response (SVR) – effectively curing them of the disease. But, if left untreated, it can cause liver damage, liver cancer, or death.
As a Hepatitis C Center of Excellence, Trillium Health is expertly staffed to treat infected patients – including board-certified infectious disease physicians, pharmacists, and coordinators who can get you from diagnosis to cure.
To help deliver comprehensive care to all of our patients, Trillium Health employs a bilingual staff and a full-time onsite Spanish interpreter. We also provide integrated harm reduction services, including medication-assisted treatment (Suboxone for opioid dependence).
While some individuals are at a higher risk for Hep C, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for Hep C infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years.
Individuals at the highest risk for Hep C infection:
Each year, more people are dying from Hep C than from other reportable infectious diseases (including HIV).
Adhering to medications is essential to be cured of the virus. There is always a risk of reinfection if an individual continues to engage in risk factors such as injecting drugs, sharing cocaine straws, or engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors.
Get tested for Hep C at Trillium Health today.