Are you gambling with Hepatitis C?

Across Scotland, thousands of people are gambling with Hepatitis C. Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on Thursday 28 July, we’re part of a national campaign to stack the odds in their favour.

Developed by Hepatitis Scotland and Waverley Care with support from NHS boards and other charities, the campaign highlights the advances in treatment that mean the vast majority of people living with Hepatitis C can clear the virus in as little as 12 weeks.

The campaign is targeting two groups in Scotland where Hepatitis C testing and treatment could have a real impact on their lives – people who have been at risk and never tested, and those who have been diagnosed but never treated. There are an estimated 36,000 people living with Hepatitis C in Scotland.  but 40% of them haven’t been diagnosed. Even among those who know they have Hepatitis C, many have never received specialist care.

People with Hepatitis C who are undiagnosed, or who are diagnosed but don’t access medical care, are more at risk of serious liver damage associated with Hepatitis C and stand to benefit most from accessing testing and the treatment now available.

Our message to people who may have been at risk of Hepatitis C recently or in the past is to get tested. You can find out more about whether you’ve been at risk of Hepatitis C from the campaign website. The earlier that people can get tested, the better for their long term health. Support is available to help them through the process. For those who have a positive diagnosis but aren’t getting support, we want to get the message out that effective treatment is available and that Hepatitis C can be cured.

To find out more about the campaign, including stories of people living with the condition, visit