CDC statistics indicate 1 in 30 people born between 1945 and 1965 have hepatitis C, which can lead to liver cancer; early detection can save lives
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, Inc., a privately held online medical services company offering specialty care, counseling and convenience not available in traditional primary care settings, announced today a new to educate the public on high rates of hepatitis C among baby boomers. As part of that campaign, Analyte is offering reduced pricing to encourage more at-risk individuals to get tested through its two online clinics: and .
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that primarily affects the liver. Individuals infected with hepatitis C often do not have symptoms, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis. In some cases cirrhosis can lead to liver failure, liver cancer or other life-threatening diseases. Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that people born between 1945 and 1965 are five times more likely to have the infection as people born earlier or later.
Analyte’s hepatitis C testing campaign, starting first on Facebook, uses infographics to illustrate the sobering statistics, along with testing discounts intended to reach more individuals in the at-risk population. The campaign launches with a tab hosted on the company’s Facebook page and 16 Facebook ads reaching 10 segments of the baby boomer population.
“Analyte’s new campaign is a direct response to the CDC’s initiative to improve screening for hepatitis C in the baby boomer population. Our goal is to get more people tested and improve lives,” said Lisa Oldson, M.D., the medical director at Analyte Health.
The CDC reports that more than 15,000 Americans, the majority of which are baby boomers, die each year from hepatitis C and related illnesses, and estimates that testing and early treatment of hepatitis C could save more than 120,000 lives.
Anthony Priore, Analyte Health Chief Marketing Officer, noted that “with more than 4,000 diagnostic labs in our network and doctors licensed in all 50 states, we can offer easy, quick and convenient testing. Social media is our lead marketing channel because of its flexibility and broad reach, and we know that this particular population is very active there.”
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