Hepatitis C patient Nancy Turner shows Kathleen Coleman, a nurse practitioner, where a forearm rash, a side effect of her treatment, has healed. Turner is one of many patients with hepatitis C experimenting with new drugs to beat back the virus. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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As Hepatitis C Sneaks Up On Baby Boomers, Treatment Options Grow

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Hospitals began testing blood for hepatitis in 1992, so anyone who received a blood transfusion before then is at an increased risk for contracting the disease. iStockphoto hide caption

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Gregg Allman and Natalie Cole perform at the Tune In to Hep C benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York on July 27, 2011. Both singers have battled chronic hepatitis C. Rob Bennett/AP Images for TuneInToHepC.com hide caption

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CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing For All Boomers

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Medical Technician Might Have Exposed Hundreds To Hepatitis C

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Dr. Paul J. Pockros, a liver specialist at Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego, talks with hepatitis C patient Loretta Roberts in Jan. 2011. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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