Hepatitis C - Information and Awareness
In 2004 the Scottish Government recognised that "Hepatitis
C is one of the most serious and significant public health risks of
our generation" (Chisholm, 2004).
This website seeks
to raise Scottish awareness of Hepatitis C
as a cause of liver disease, the type of activities that can
put people at risk of catching the virus, and that there
is effective treatment available which can cure up to 80% of
those chronically infected with Hepatitis
Information is also easily accessible for anyone exposed
to, or affected by, Hepatitis C. A service finder
provides up-to-date information about Hepatitis C-related services
in local NHS Health Boards. External links to other relevant
organisations are also provided where necessary.
The website also provides information for health and
other professionals who may come into contact with those
living with the virus or those who are unaware they
are infected. The overall aim is to ensure that as many
people as possible who are at risk from hepatitis C are
offered a test and,
if diagnosed, are treated for the virus.
This supports the Scottish Government's
Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 2011 -