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It is treatable for most people

Treatment is available that can cure or lessen the effects of Hep C. Read more about treatment.

It is possible to live a normal life if you have it

There are several everyday things you can do to make living with Hepatitis C easier.

A simple, confidential test can let you know if you have Hep C.

It can be daunting to take a test. Here is some advice if you are considering getting a test for Hepatitis C.

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 C. 

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 - 2015

 

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Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework

The Scottish Government has published the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework to tackle Hepatitis B in Scotland.

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Hepatitis C Scotland

http://www.hepcscotland.co.uk

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