About the I’m Worth… hepatitis C campaign
I’m Worth… hepatitis C campaign – what do we do?
Around 215,000 people are infected with hep C in the UK. The majority are from marginalised and under-served groups in society, such as people who inject drugs (PWID). Approximately half of those infected with hep C are unaware that they have it.1
The I’m Worth…. hepatitis C campaign aims to address the stigma that many people with hep C face, encouraging and empowering people to access care and services no matter how or when they were infected. It doesn’t matter how someone got hep C; no one deserves to live with a potentially life threatening disease. Everyone is worth being given the chance to be hep C free.
The I’m Worth… campaign is a disease awareness programme, that has been developed and paid for by Gilead Sciences Inc., a science-based pharmaceutical company. Content development has been supported by input from numerous patient groups with an interest in hep C in the UK. Individual contributors are speaking from their personal experience.