King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is using a new therapy in tablet form to treat hepatitis C in the local community.
Hepatitis C is transmitted through infected blood and if left untreated it can cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver.
Individuals who might have been exposed to hepatitis C, include those people who
Dr Kosh Agarwal, Consultant Liver Specialist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“Early detection of hepatitis C is vital. Testing is quick and simple, and access to the new treatment is straightforward. I’d urge anyone who thinks they might have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus or who is displaying symptoms, such as jaundice, extreme tiredness and stomach pain, to go to their GP and ask to be tested.”