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Almost half of people who inject drugs are unaware they have hepatitis C

 

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Almost half of people who inject drugs are unaware they have hepatitis C

Latest figures from Public Health England show that almost half of injecting drug users (48%) were unaware of having hepatitis C although rates of HIV among this group remain low (1%).

PHE’s latest report highlights the changing patterns of injecting drug use and the impact local interventions are having on rates of infection in the UK.