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A cross-party group of MPs and peers, forming the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health, released a report on Tuesday urging national action to eliminate hepatitis C in England.
It is estimated that 160,000 people in England are still living with hepatitis C, with 40-50% remaining undiagnosed.
Charltes Gore, Chief Executive of The Hepatitis C Trust, said that: “Much as there has been great progress, as this report makes clear, we all need to up our game. No-one should be walking round with a virus that could give them liver cancer. No-one should have to wait for treatment. No-one should die from this disease when we have these miraculous drugs. We can eliminate this virus so let’s get on with it.”
With hepatitis C disproportionately affecting disadvantaged and marginalised communities, at BDP we’re continuing to expand treatment opportunities in Bristol through a new weekly hepatitis C advice, testing and treatment drop-in.
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