Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Join Charlie Andrews as he discusses Hepatitis C with hepatologist Dr Kosh Agarwal and GP and clinical champion for Hepatitis C Dr Rik Fijten. They discuss the prevalence and presentation of Hepatitis C,  as well as how to test for the condition along with an overview of the treatment options available.

Hepatitis C is a chronic liver disease which carries significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated.  Fortunately, it is both easy to test for and the treatments available offer a fantastic cure rate of in excess of 95% with simple and relatively short tablet regimens.  

NHS England has set itself the target of eradicating the disease by 2025 through active case finding, simplifying the diagnostic process, and ensuring pathways are in place to provide rapid and effective treatments for the condition.  


For more information on Hepatitis C, the British Liver Trust offers useful patient-friendly leaflets and further information about the condition: Hepatitis C – British Liver Trust

The self-testing portal mentioned by Rik during the episode can be found here: Home – HepC (hepctest.nhs.uk)

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