Are you or someone you know between the age of 43 – 73? A new set of guidelines recommends Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 should be tested for the virus hepatitis C. More than a quarter million Canadians could be infected with hepatitis C, but an estimated 40 to 70 per cent are unaware they have the virus because it can take decades before symptoms become evident. Chronic infection can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Be sure to talk to your doctor about being tested. It’s a simple blood test.