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Why should you get tested? 

It is important to get tested for a number of reasons:

  • If you do have hepatitis C you can get treated. Effective treatment is available and can successfully clear the virus, on average, in more than half of people treated. And with some types of the virus success rates are about 80%
  • You canĀ find out how to prevent serious damage to your liver by making a few lifestyle changes
  • You can find out how to avoid passing it to other people
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