They say those born between 1945 and 1965 should get tested in light of new information that shows Baby Boomers account for 2 million of the 3.2 million Americans infected with the blood-borne virus, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control.
From 1999 to 2007, there was a 50 percent jump in the number of Americans dying from Hepatitis C, according to recent data.
Cheryl Day is a baby boomer, and is now wondering if she should get tested.
"The era we grew up in, you know a lot of sexual activity, and not the knowledge we have today," Day said.
Sexual activity may be one way Hepatitis C can spread.
Drug users and people who have received blood transfusions are usually at risk, doctors said.
Hepatitis C can scar the liver and eventually lead to cirrhosis or cancer.
"I'd have to talk to my physician about it," Day said about getting the test.
About 3 percent of all Baby Boomers test positive for the virus.
The testing recommendation is expected to become final this year.