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.
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Hepatitis Scotland co-ordinated a nationwide art project which explores identity and stigma issues faced by people affected by hepatitis C. A local art workshop took place at the Kilmarnock Heritage Centre to help people express the mental and physical challenges that living with hepatitis C can cause. It is fascinating to see the different ways people choose to express their emotions through art, and the different experiences of life people have before and after hepatitis C treatment. The artwork shown here illustrates the impact of stigma and highlights that access to treatment and support can produce positive outcomes.
We would like to thank all individuals who took part in this project.