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The Hepatitis C Trust

Registered Charity Number 1104279

The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. It was founded and is now led and run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C and almost all of our Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and cleared it after treatment.

Historically, hepatitis C has been neglected, partly because there has been no concerted patient voice. People with hepatitis C have typically kept quiet because it is infectious and because it has been wrongly stigmatised as ‘a drug users’ disease’.

The Trust is committed to changing this, by:

• raising public awareness that this is a virus that can be contracted in many ways

• ending discrimination against people living with hepatitis C

• creating an active community of patients willing to stand up and be heard

• providing information, support and representation for people with hepatitis C

The Trust’s mission

Our mission is to reverse the rapidly increasing death toll caused by hepatitis C in the UK until no-one dies from this preventable and treatable disease and, ultimately, it is all but eliminated in the United Kingdom.

To achieve this we run a range of projects and services that fall broadly into five areas:

• Information

• Support

• Representation

• Awareness raising

• Research

We also firmly believe in the principle of patient-centred medicine and are committed to continually increasing the employment opportunities at the Trust for people with hepatitis C, both as paid staff and as volunteers.

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