Hepatitis C

According to WebMD, those individuals at risk for Hepatitis C, a silent but potentially deadly infection may include:
History of blood transfusions or other blood products, or organ transplant before widespread adoption of screening measures
• Long-term dialysis treatment
• Exposure to hepatitis C such as through a health care setting
• Infection with HIV, the AIDS virus
• Children born to mothers with hepatitis C
• Tattooing or piercing with non-sterile instruments
• Injection drug use
• “Some baby boomers may not remember or know of the events that place them at risk,” says John Ward, MD. He directs the division of viral hepatitis at the National Center for HIV/ AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention in Atlanta.
• “Hepatitis C can live for decades in the body, slowly destroying the liver and causing no symptoms,” he says. “The earlier the treatment is provided, the more effective it can be at reducing risk for liver damage and liver cancer.”
• The final recommendations appear in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Their release dovetails with a new phase in the CDC’s “No More Hepatitis” campaign.

By realizing this, elderly caregivers, like me, are able to prove to their clients that With Age Comes Respect while protecting themselves in the long run. All good things to know and do!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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