World Hepatitis Day 28th July
World Hepatitis Day is one of only 8 campaigns that is supported by the World Health Organisation. The campaign takes place every year on 28th July and the aim is to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it can cause.
This year’s campaign aims to encourage people that may have put themselves at risk to get tested and get treated.
New hepatitis C treatments work well which give most people at least a 90% chance of clearing the virus with fewer side effects than previous treatment options.
If you think you may have put yourself at risk, you can visit your GP, sexual health clinic, or addictions services and ask for a hepatitis test.