Hepatitis C Awareness Fair at Healthy Living Centre

Waverley Care will be heading to Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre tomorrow, Wednesday 25 July 2018, for a free Hepatitis C Awareness Fair in the build up to #WorldHepatitisDay.

They will be in the foyer from 10.00am-4.00pm giving information no Hepatitis C testing, treatment and prevention.

Testing will be available on the day for anyone who wants to know their status.

There will also be lots of other organisations involved, including Hepatitis ScotlandBritish Liver TrustNHS Lothian Health Promotion Services, Community Help and Advice Initiative, Change Grow Live and others.

This year’s World Hepatitis Day theme is #FindtheMissingMillions.

9 out of 10 people around the world living with viral hepatitis are unaware of their infection – around 290 million men, women and children.

In Scotland the picture is better (but far from perfect) with 15,500 people living with undiagnosed hepatitis C. This represents around 45% of all people living with hepatitis C in Scotland.

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