In 2019, approximately 14,242 death certificates listed hepatitis C as an underlying or contributing cause of death in the United States, and the number of people newly infected has risen dramatically in recent years, coinciding with the nation’s opioid crisis.
Treatment is available and most people with hepatitis C can be cured, but only if they know they are infected. This is why everyone age 18 and over should get tested at least once in their life, and people with ongoing risk factors should be tested regularly.
COPE began as and continues to be an organization that prioritizes the health of people with Hepatitis C. We have years of successfully helping people through screening, access to insurance and care, and providing support to people through their treatment and cure.
The library offers you some basic information from the CDC* as well as a COPE collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers.
If you would like to talk to someone about your HCV risk, testing, prevention, or treatment, please contact us.
* CDC stands for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention