South Asian outreach programme
We are working with South Asian communities across the country to find, test and treat anyone at risk of hepatitis C.
Why are South Asian communities at risk of hepatitis C?
In the UK, around 0.5% of the general population carries the hepatitis C virus. For South Asian communities, the rate is believed to be much higher, at around 2.3%.
According to the World Health Organization, around 10 million people in South Asia are living with hepatitis C. If you have spent time in South Asia, including countries such as India, Bangladesh or Pakistan at any time in your life – as a resident or a regular visitor – it is good to know what activities can put you at risk and to make sure you get tested for hepatitis C if needed.
Find out more below:
Risk of hepatitis C in South Asian Communities
Learn more about your risk
South Asian community programme
Here you’ll learn about our work with communities
Volunteer with us
Support others through testing and treatment
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People may not know that they could be at risk of hepatitis C if they received medical treatment in Pakistan.