New Hepatitis C Booklet by ELPA – ELPA – European Liver Patients Association

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2012-09-15 11:17

ELPA hepatitis C booklet

Up to 200 million people around the world suffer from hepatitis C. In Europe there are at least 9 million people who are infected with the virus. This is particularly serious as it is estimated that 90% of those infected by hepatitis C are not aware of their infection, as hepatitis C generally only causes serious symptoms in its final stages. There is also the fact that there is very little public awareness of this disease. Ignorance, excessive anxieties and prejudices also serve to ensure that hepatitis C is still a stigmatised disease.

A medical cure is possible for more patients today than in the past. However, treatments are often associated with severe side-effects, are not suitable for all patients nor are they equally available in all countries.

ELPA has created a booklet about hepatitis C that gives jounalists and patients a simple overview of the disease: from the course of the disease via prevention from infection, current therapy options through to the epidemiological situation and the political dimensions of the disease.

You can download the ELPA hepatitis C booklet by right-clicking on this link. Then please select “Save Target As…” to download the PDF file on your computer.