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Hepatitis C: An Overview

Prevalence | Incidence | Demographics | Natural History | Transmission
Prevention | HCV Testing | Treatment | What You Need To Know

Prevalence

How many people are infected?

  • 1988 -1994 NHANES
    • Approximately 4.0 million Americans have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus.
    • Approximately 2.7 million were chronically infected.
  • 1999 – 2002 NHANES
    • Approximately 3.2 million Americans are chronically infected.

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