State Senator Tony Munoz joins colleagues in Springfield this week for the first Hepatitis C task force hearing.
This task force, made up of not just lawmakers but also health care professionals and other key stakeholders, was formed with the goal of raising public awareness of the Hepatitis C virus among Illinois residents. “The Hepatitis C infection brings with it a certain stigma,” Munoz said. “Currently, 75 percent of people who are infected with Hepatitis C are unaware they have the virus. That is why our main goal is to provide information, inform the public about the disease and urge people to get tested.”